7 cops suspended over missing RM7.9 million after raid on KL condo

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven police officers have been suspended over the disappearance of RM7.9 million belonging to an investor during a search at his condominium unit in Jalan U-Thant on Sept 8.

The money allegedly went missing after the search was conducted at the property by police from the Narcotics Department of the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters.

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the seven policemen and officers allegedly involved were suspended following investigations into the case.

“The investigation papers have been completed and handed over to the public prosecutor’s office. We will wait for their directive before taking further action,” he told reporters after attending a seminar on police integrity here.

It was reported on Sept 27 that at the time of the incident, the 50-year-old investor was in Jakarta, Indonesia. He claimed that when he returned to his condominium unit, RM7.9 million of his money as well as his car keys were missing.

The investor said RM2 million was kept in his BMW car, RM3.9 million in his bedroom and RM2 million in a safe box.

It was also reported that the suspects included a female assistant commissioner of police, a superintendent and an inspector.