Arrested in Penang: 2 cops, 1 Penang City Council worker and 1 businessman. For accepting a monthly gratification of RM500,000 to “help out: a drug syndicate…

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One suspect is an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), while another is a lance corporal. The other two are a Penang Island City Council (MBPP) officer and a businessman.

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Two cops, Penang council worker, and businessman under MACC remand over RM500,000 graft case

Friday, 26 Feb 2021 01:43 PM MYT

BY OPALYN MOK

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 ― Two policemen, a city council worker and a businessman are being investigated on suspicion of taking payments to suppress information about a drug dealing syndicate in Penang over the past few years.

All four, aged between 29 and 43 years, are believed to have accepted a monthly gratification totalling some RM500,000 as an inducement to stay silent.

They will be detained at the Penang headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) pending investigations.

The policemen and city council worker were remanded for two days until tomorrow while the businessman is remanded for four days until March 1.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/02/26/two-cops-penang-council-worker-and-businessman-under-macc-remand-over-rm500/1953088

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GEORGE TOWN: Four men, including two police officers, have been remanded to assist in an investigation into “protection money” totalling RM500,000 given by a drug syndicate here.

It is believed the syndicate had been paying for tip-offs on upcoming raids for the past few years.

The magistrates’ court here allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand the four suspects, aged between 23 and 43.

It is learnt that one of the suspects is an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), while another is a lance corporal. The other two are a Penang Island City Council (MBPP) officer and a businessman.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/02/26/2-cops-among-4-held-in-protection-money-probe/

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