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Four cops arrested for suspected corruption

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One of the suspects is an inspector based in Raub

KUALA LUMPUR — March 20, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained four policemen for allegedly accepting bribes to protect ketum juice sellers and lorry operators.

The suspects were picked up today, in Pahang, Penang and Kedah.

According to an MACC source, an inspector and a corporal were arrested on suspicion of receiving bribes from ketum juice sellers in return for offering them protection.

The inspector was nabbed in Raub while the corporal was picked up in Penang. They are suspected of receiving bribes of between RM2,000 and RM3,500 a month.

In another case, a sergeant-major and a corporal were arrested for allegedly accepting bribes from truck operators in Kulim.

They were suspected to have been receiving bribes of between RM850 and RM900 a month to cover up the operators’ traffic offences.

Among the offences were not having insurance coverage, road tax and other offences.

MACC investigation division director Datuk Simi Abdul Ghani said a remand order for the suspects will be applied tomorrow. — Bernama

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