KUALA LUMPUR: Four police personnel allegedly strong-armed a victim into paying them money after finding drugs in the person's car.
City deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslan Bek Ahmad said that a report on the incident was made on April 10.
"A report was made regarding an alleged extortion case involving officers and personnel from the Cheras police headquarters.
"The complainant claimed that on April 9, two men who identified themselves as the police, had stopped the complainant's car near UCSI Taman Connaught.
"A check was conducted and drugs were found. However the complainant denied owning it," he said in a statement on Sunday (April 14).
DCP Roslan said that the complainant, who also claimed to have been punched, was then brought to the Cheras police station.
He said the victim was given the choice to confess to owning the drugs, or pay RM5,000 and be released.
"The complainant paid the money," DCP Roslan said.
Investigations have identified four personnel allegedly involved in the incident.
"Follow up investigations will be conducted as per our SOP, and in accordance with the law.
"Kuala Lumpur police view this matter seriously and would not compromise in dealing with any wrongdoing by an officer or personnel," DCP Roslan added.
The case is being investigated under Sections 384 and 323 of the Penal Code for extortion and voluntarily causing hurt.