MACC nabs a further 22 Penang JPJ officers for 'protecting' lorry drivers

PUTRAJAYA: The MACC have arrested a further 22 enforcement officers from the Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ), believed to be involved in "protecting" lorry drivers.

The men, age between 32 and 55, were arrested at the Penang Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Penang between 11am and 4.15pm Saturday (April 20).

Sources said that all of them were believed to have received a "monthly payment" of RM10,000 in total.

"We suspect that the accumulated amount received by this group has reached RM140,000 to date," said the source.

The suspects will be brought before a magistrate in Georgetown Sunday (April 21) to be remanded.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the arrest.

On April 16, the MACC had arrested 31 people, believed to have committed the same offence. Those arrested include 23 enforcement officers from the Penang JPJ.


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