KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a car spare parts dealer in connection with the murder of Customs deputy director-general Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the 37-year-old man was arrested at around 2pm on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur.
"We have remanded the man to facilitate further investigations.
"We are doubling our efforts to ascertain the motive for the murder," he told a press conference at the City police headquarters Wednesday.
Shaharuddin, who headed the Customs and Internal Tax Unit division, was a year away from retirement when he was shot on April 26.
The Negri Sembilan-born Shaharuddin served the department for over 30 years, where his work earned him the moniker "Mr Clean".
Police making good progress in Shaharuddin murder case
Cops get big break in Customs deputy D-G's murder case
56-year-old man detained over Customs deputy D-G murder
Police question 35 over murder of Customs deputy DG
Customs to beef up security for personnel following Shaharuddin's death
Fallen Customs Deputy D-G posthumously promoted
MACC pays tribute to Customs Deputy D-G Shaharuddin Ibrahim
Shaharuddin's cold-blooded murder linked to the underworld
Deputy DG Shaharuddin a dedicated officer, says Customs chief
Najib condemns killing of Customs deputy DG
Customs deputy DG Shaharuddin shot dead in Putrajaya (Update)
We're sorry, this article is unavailable at the moment. If you wish to read this article, kindly contact our Customer Service team at 1-300-88-7827. Thank you for your patience - we're bringing you a new and improved experience soon!