Sergeant fined RM20,000 for bribery

MELAKA: A police sergeant was fined RM20,000 by the Sessions Court here for receiving RM4,000 as bribe from a woman in connection with a drug case he was investigating last year.

Sessions judge Mohd Nasir Nordin ordered Sjn Mohd Azani Mohd Khalid, 34, to pay the fine after he changed his plea to guilty when the case came up for mention yesterday.

The court also ordered the father of two to serve six months in jail if he failed to pay the fine.

Sjn Mohd Azani was attached to the Alor Gajah district police headquarters’ Narcotics Criminal Investigation division.

According to the facts of the case, on Oct 4 last year, Sjn Mohd Azani, as the investigating officer of a drug case, had contacted a woman whose son was being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, to inform her that her son was remanded until Oct 7, 2019, and said that the man could be released if she handed him RM4,000.

The court was told that despite the woman’s appeal for the amount to be reduced, Sjn Mohd Azani had said the amount was fixed and told her to hand over RM4,000 on Oct 9 and that he would come by the woman’s house to pick it up. — Bernama

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