KUALA LUMPUR: Two bodyguards were among three men arrested after a Datuk and his friends were stopped by police for being in an illegal motorcade.
One of the bodyguards was found to allegedly possess a gun.
In the 1.15pm incident on Saturday, police spotted a Proton Inspira escorting a Bentley and a BMW with sirens and lights.
City Traffic police chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain said policemen on patrol spotted the motorcade and ran the licence plate of the cars before realising that they were not registered as government-owned vehicles.
"Traffic policemen chased after the three cars and stopped them.
"The Proton and Bentley were driven by bodyguards and the BMW was driven by a friend of the Datuk who is a businessman.
"The wife of the BMW driver was also with him," ACP Mohd Nadzri said at a press conference at the city Traffic police headquarters at Jalan Tun HS Lee here.
The Datuk was in the Bentley with a friend. A check also saw the bodyguard who drove the Bentley had a pistol but was not able to produce the licence for the weapon.
All three drivers were arrested while the passengers were released.
The case was being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code for masquerading as civil servants.
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