KUALA LUMPUR — March 15, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has detained 10 Sarawak immigration officers on suspicion of being involved in corruption.
The 10, including six women, were picked up at the Kuching International Airport, Pending immigration office and the Semuja detention depot in Serian today.
All the suspects are believed to have accepted bribes of between RM200 and RM5,000 to protect illegal immigrants. The MACC also seized RM10,000 in cash from one of the suspects.
MACC investigations director Datuk Simi Abd. Ghani confirmed and indicated that there could be more arrests.
It is understood all the suspects will be brought to the Kuching magistrate’s court tomorrow for a remand order.
These arrests follow the arrests of several police officers, company operators and illegal immigrants in several parts of Sarawak last month and also of several enforcement officers earlier this week in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama