Two Sandakan Cops Nabbed In MACC Sting Over Alleged RM5,000 Graft


KOTA KINABALU – A police sub inspector and a police sergeant, both attached to the Sandakan district police headquarters, were arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of corruption.

The duo, both aged 50, were caught in a trap set up by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission after a 34-year old labourer alleged that the sergeant had demanded RM5,000 from him to settle a fighting case.

An MACC spokesman said the labourer had lodged a report with the MACC on Monday soon after he had met up with the two policemen in the town area. There was a demand of RM5,000 to settle a case.

On Tuesday, the MACC set up a trap at Kampung Bahagia, Batu Sapi, and shortly after 5pm, they were picked up when an exchange was allegedly made.

Both the policemen have been sent to the Sandakan police station lock-up to be detained overnight before a statement is taken from them on Wednesday.

The MACC spokesman said the duo will not be remanded for now.

The case is being investigated under Section 17 (a) of the SPRM Act 2009.