‘More than £20,000 has been stolen from four passengers aboard the doomed MH370 flight.
Five months after the Malaysia Airlines flight went missing, mysterious withdrawals totaling 111,000 RM (£20,916) have been recorded, reports claim.
A bank in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, reported the apparent discrepancies in their accounts on July 18, before lodging a police complaint, Assistant Commissioner to the crime investigation department Izany Abdul Ghany revealed.
It comes as the search team prepares to conduct a deep-water search across 60,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean.
According to reports, the transactions were made on July 18 when money from the accounts of three passengers was transferred to the account of a fourth passenger before it was removed.
‘We are investigating the case as unauthorised access with intent to commit an offence,’ Izany said, according to the Mirror.
‘We are getting CCTV footage from the bank to identify the suspects involved.’
A source told the New Straits Times: ‘We believe the suspect withdrew the money through the fourth victim’s account via several automated teller machines (ATMs) in the Klang Valley.’