KUCHING: Two police officers were arrested yesterday by the state Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for alleged graft.
The two cops, who are probationary inspectors attached to the Commercial Crime unit, were picked up at their office at Sungai Maong police station by ACA officers around 2.30pm and detained for investigation.
State ACA director Mohamad Yussof Akope confirmed the arrests of the 25 and 28-year-old inspectors, attached to the Commercial Crime unit for three to five months, after completing their training at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.
Yussof said the duo was nabbed during a sting operation set up by ACA officers where they received RM10,000 from an illegal VCD peddlar to ‘settle’ a case against him and secure the release of his seized vehicle.
The duo had previously received RM8,000 from the same individual and were alleged to have demanded an additional RM50,000 to close the case.
The peddlar reported the matter to the ACA and was instructed to set up a meeting with the two inspectors.
ACA officers moved in during the exchange of money and nabbed the suspects.
Yussof said the two cops were being detained and investigated under Section 11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997.
Borneopost- Sunday, September 28th, 2008