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MACC finds RM800,000 cash in policeman’s house

 | May 18, 2017

The corporal was alleged to have collected the money from illegal gambling operators and massage parlours in and around the state.

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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized cash amounting to about RM800,000 found in the storeroom of the house of a policeman with the rank of corporal in Malacca.

The 52-year-old man is the tenth person detained to facilitate investigations into a corruption case involving money-collection activities from illegal gambling operators and massage parlours in several locations in Malacca.

The policeman, who is attached to the Malacca contingent police headquarters, was arrested at the police quarters at about 2.15pm yesterday.

MACC (Operations) deputy commissioner Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the confiscation of the cash and the corporal’s arrest.

The suspect was alleged to have collected money from the illegal gambling centres and massage parlours in and around the state.

Today, Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman issued a seven-day remand order until May 24 on the suspect to assist in the investigation after allowing an application by the MACC in the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court.

The suspect arrived in court at about 9.45am and is being investigated under Section 16 (a)(B) and 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009.

In a separate case, a police inspector at the Subang Jaya district police headquarters was placed under remand for five days until May 22 on suspicion of accepting bribes.

The man was arrested in his office at 1.10pm yesterday for accepting a bribe of RM5,000 for not taking action against an individual involved in criminal intimidation under Section 507 of the Penal Code.


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