IPOH — Dec. 8, 2017: A raid by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at a police officer’s house here yesterday led to the discovery of almost RM1 million kept in shoe boxes and a safe.
The officer with the rank of assistant commissioner was previously a district chief who is now attached to the state contingent.
Also found were an assortment of jewellery.
The raid was linked to suspicion of corruption and abuse of power.
The agency stated that the officer aged 59 was arrested along with his wife and a 34-year-old businesswoman who is suspected to have corrupt dealings with the officer and is believed to have given him cash for his daughter’s wedding.
She is suspected of banking in RM70,000 into the account of the officer’s wife in two transactions.
MACC senior director Datuk Simi Abdul Ghani said all three were remanded for five days from today.
In Kota Kinabalu, two policemen were remanded for six days beginning today relating to investigations into a case of soliciting a bribe from a couple caught for close proximity.
The suspects who were with the international airport police station had apparently asked RM5,000 from the couple who only gave them RM1,000 and reported the matter to the MACC. — Bernama