Missing Jet

Investigators Search for Pakistani Man Suspected of MH370 Theft

Malaysian police are still searching for a third conspirator suspected of stealing from the bank accounts of four people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Ali Farran, a Pakistani national, is thought to be involved with the theft of $35,000 from the bank accounts of two Chinese passengers, one Malaysian passenger and a flight attendant who went missing with MH370 in March, according to a statement from the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department. "We are still trying to locate the man," who is thought to be in Malaysia illegally, said Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa. Authorities said they have no evidence that Farran has fled the country.

A female bank employee and her husband were arrested Thursday in connection with transferring the funds and are being detained during the investigation, according to investigators. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew on board.




— Elisha Fieldstadt