PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested six policemen for allegedly receiving bribes.
The policemen are believed to have been involved in the process of investigating, charging and releasing 15 illegal immigrants.
According to a source familiar with the matter, three officers from the commission's Putrajaya headquarters met with the six policemen at the Hulu Selangor district police headquarters before arresting them on Wednesday (July 17).
It is learnt that they were later brought to the MACC headquarters for questioning.
Investigators are also looking for one more policeman who is said to be on leave.
Meanwhile, The Malay Mail reported that the MACC also arrested a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) and a lawyer who are believed to be linked to the case.
It also reported that the lawyer was in the process of "paying out" RM17,500 meant for the policemen and also the DPP before being nabbed by MACC investigators.
The report also stated that the DPP was in possession of RM82,500 which are believed to be the proceeds from other gratification activities.