The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized cash amounting to about RM800,000 found in the store of the house of a policeman with the rank of corporal in Melaka.
The 52-year-old man is the 10th person detained to facilitate investigation into a corruption case involving money collection activities from illegal gambling joint operators and massage parlours in several locations in Melaka.
The policeman, who is attached to the Melaka Contingent Police headquarters, was arrested at the police headquarters quarters at about 2.15pm yesterday.
MACC (Operations) deputy commissioner Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the confiscation and arrest.
It is understood the man’s role was to collect money from the illegal gambling centres and massage parlours in and around the state.
Today Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman issued a seven-day remand order until May 24 on the man to assist in the investigation after allowing an application by MACC in the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court.
The man arrived at the court at about 9.45am and is being investigated under Section 16 (a)(B) and 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009.
In a separate case, a police inspector at the Subang jaya District Police headquarters was placed under remand for five days until May 22 on suspicion of accepting bribes.
The man was arrested in his office at 1.10pm yesterday for accepting a bribe of RM5,000 for not taking action against an individual involved in criminal intimidation under Section 507 of the Penal Code. – Bernama