MACC nabs another cop in Malacca

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested another policeman with the rank of Deputy Superintendent (DSP), suspected to be involved the collection of ‘protection money’ from operators of illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in Malacca.

The officer who is from the Central Malacca District Crime Investigation Department (CID) was arrested at his office today.

“The 49 year old officer will be brought to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to be remanded.

The DSP is the 12th policeman to be arrested in connection with the collection of protection money.

Meanwhile, the remand for nine individuals, including two officers-in-charge of police districts (OCPD) has been extended by five days, beginning today to facilitate investigations into the case.

In allowing an application from the MACC at the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court, magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman approved the remand period for the suspects to be extended to May 27.

The suspects aged between 31 and 54 were earlier remanded for six days, beginning May 17.

They are investigated under Section 16(a)(B) and 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009. Six of the nine are police officers in Malacca while the rest are civilians.

It was reported that the MACC had also frozen several bank accounts belonging to the suspects following investigations on the cases.