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Four nabbed after beach extortion attempt

29 Oct 2020 / 19:09 H.

BESUT: Police detained four men for impersonating National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) officers and extorting money from five individuals including a female student here, this morning.

Besut district police chief Supt Abdul Rozak Muhammad said the suspects, aged between 20 and 24 were picked up separately in Kampung Keluang here from 7.30 am to 10 am.

“The victims, three men and two women, including a 19-year-old were at the Bukit Keluang beach at 2.30 am Wednesday when four men in Perodua Axia approached them.

“The suspects then introduced themselves as AADK officers and ordered the victims to hand over their identification cards and money if they wanted to be let off. They left when the victims said they had no money,” he said.

Following the incident, the victims lodged a police report at the Kampung Raja police station here.

“Acting on the report, police raided and arrested all the suspects in three different houses, with one having five previous criminal records.

The case is being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code. — Bernama

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