The recovered remains of ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong at Killongbutta in West Central New South Wales

The remains of a Malaysian national have been found on a rural property in mid-west New South Wales, five days after three men were arrested for his “particularly gruesome” death.

NSW Police were investigating criminal syndicates in the state in June 2021 when they discovered the disappearance and suspected murder of a Malaysian national, ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong.

The 24-year-old, who moved to Sydney in 2016, last spoke to his family overseas on December 28, 2020.

Police believe he was murdered more than a year ago after being involved in a drug cartel.

A search for his remains at a rural property in Killongbutta, about 40 kilometers northwest of Bathurst, was launched by Strike Force Heighway detectives and other specialist resources last Tuesday.

Human remains believed to belong to Mr Wong were found at the property on Sunday afternoon.

‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong (pictured) was allegedly murdered in December 2020

On Sunday afternoon, officers found human remains at a remote property in Killongbutta, about 40 kilometers northwest of Bathurst in west central New South Wales.

On Sunday afternoon, officers found human remains at a remote property in Killongbutta, about 40 kilometers northwest of Bathurst in west central New South Wales.

“The remains will be subject to forensic examination and further analysis, including DNA testing,” a police statement said.

“Although the remains have not yet been formally identified, they are believed to be those of ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong.”

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Mr Wong was in Australia on a holiday visa, but was actually working as a “crop sitter” for a Southeast Asian criminal group that grew commercial quantities of marijuana, police said.

“We know that Jacky was working for a criminal enterprise involved in the cultivation of cannabis in the NSW area at the time of his alleged murder,” Detective Superintendent John Watson, commander of the Drugs and Weapons Squad, said last week. fire.

“The circumstances of his death are particularly horrific.”

Police said Mr Wong tended to up to 1,000 plants at the site.

Police last week raided properties across Sydney and arrested three men believed to be involved in the murder.

A 33-year-old man was arrested at a home in Berala, south-west Sydney, where officers seized cash, electronics and documents.

The man was charged with murder, concealment of a serious crime, knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group, deception, cultivation of a prohibited plant and other offences.

He appeared in Parramatta Bail Court where he was denied bail to face Bathurst Local Court on May 23.

There were two other arrests in Sydney – a 22-year-old man from Auburn and a 28-year-old man from Marsden.

A 33-year-old man was arrested last week at a property in Berala, western Sydney, where officers seized cash, electronics and documents.

A 33-year-old man was arrested last week at a property in Berala, western Sydney, where officers seized cash, electronics and documents.

An isolated property where drugs were allegedly grown in Killongbutta

An isolated property where drugs were allegedly grown in Killongbutta

The 22-year-old has been charged with murder, cultivation and supply of a prohibited drug and other offences.

The 28-year-old was charged with concealing a serious criminal act, participating in a criminal group, cultivating and supplying a prohibited drug and other offences.

Both were denied bail to appear in Hornsby Local Court at a later date.

Police will allege in court that the three men were involved in the murder of Mr Wong between December 25, 2020 and January 8, 2021.

Part of a property where drugs are believed to have been grown in Killongbutta, about 40 kilometers northwest of Bathurst in west central New South Wales

Part of a property where drugs are believed to have been grown in Killongbutta, about 40 kilometers northwest of Bathurst in west central New South Wales

“These criminal groups are notorious for targeting young people with the promise of easy money, which often results in them working in illegal grow houses on remote properties,” Detective Superintendent Watson said.

“It is a sad reminder of the reality of these operations.

“They are run by dangerous criminals who only care about a quick buck and have no dignity or respect for human life.”

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