10 Policemen, 1 Retired Cop Remanded To Help MACC In Major Drug Probe

MACC officers taking the suspects to the Kota Kinabalu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where they were remanded for seven days.

KOTA KINABALU: The Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday issued an order to have remanded for seven days from today (Oct 9), 10 policemen and a retired policeman to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in a probe related to drug activities.

Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie issued the remand order against the suspects, aged between 26 and 55, following an application by MACC officer Faliq Basirudin.

The MACC arrested the policemen, ranging from constables to inspectors and having served in Kota Belud, at various locations between 2 pm and 8 pm Monday.

Faliq told reporters that nine of them were held in the Kota Belud district and one each in Kepayan and Kota Kinabalu.

It is learned that the suspects received payment daily, weekly and monthly in their respective bank accounts from those suspected to be engaged in drug activities, involving tens of thousands of ringgit between 2014 and June this year.

“We obtained the bank statements of each suspect,” he said, adding that the MACC is trying to trace all witnesses in relation to the case and the people who bribed the policemen.