Bukit Aman: Full report on illegal activities in Sg Buloh submitted to IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: A full report on illegal activities in Sungai Buloh has been submitted to the Inspector-General of Police.

Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya said the department has conducted a comprehensive investigation for 10 days at Sungai Buloh.

"A team from JIPS was sent there to investigate every aspect of the allegation of illegal activities there.

"We have submitted the full report to the IGP on Friday (Sept 4)," he told reporters after witnessing the handing over ceremony for the KL Chief Police Officer's post on Tuesday (Sept 8).

From last year, Sungai Buloh police conducted 447 raids on illegal gambling dens and detained 665 people as of July this year, he added.

On allegations that Sungai Buloh police personnel and officers were in cahoots with gambling syndicates, Comm Zamri said the department has also checked their assets and wealth.

"We discovered they are living within their means.

"For example, Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Shafa'aton Abu Bakar owns a house worth about RM400,000.

"There is no extraordinary amount of wealth owned by any personnel or officer," he said.

Comm Zamri said JIPS also recommended Sungai Buloh police for conducting more integrated operations on illegal gambling dens, along with local authorities and other relevant agencies.

"An integrated approach, including cutting the electricity and water of such premises, is needed in order to cripple the syndicates effectively," he said.

Early last month, Mohd Asri Hamid, better known as Asri Janggut, went on Facebook, claiming that the police were in cahoots with illegal gambling syndicates, while smuggling of contraband cigarettes were also rampant.

He also complained of unfair action against the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) in seizing his burger stalls.

The Facebook Live videos, which went viral on Aug 8, had received more than three million views.

Since then, eight MBSA personnel and an officer have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), in connection with the allegations.

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