Five months after the Malaysia Airlines flight went missing, mysterious withdrawals were stolen from the bank accounts of four passengers aboard the doomed flight MH-370, totaling 20,916 British Pounds have been recorded, according to the UK Daily Mail.
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.
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.
This news comes as the search team prepares to conduct a deep-water search across 60,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean.
‘We are investigating the case as unauthorized access with intent to commit an offense,’ 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 [surrounding Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs].’