KUALA LUMPUR: Six police personnel were detained in Serdang for allegedly extorting members of the public around The Mines and Balakong areas.
The personnel detained were those with the ranks of Koperal, Lans Koperal and Konstabel.
They were detained after a team from the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) conducted a surprise inspection following reports made by the public.
Checks by JIPS revealed that the personnel involved were conducting checks at roads in The Mines and Balakong around 2pm on Wednesday (Oct 28).
Sources said that one of the personnel stopped a motorcyclist, who is also a food delivery rider, for too long.
"At 3.25pm (Wednesday), a team from JIPS inspected all of the personnel and checked the motorcyclist as well.
"The victim told JIPS officers that he was stopped for riding a motorcycle without a license and using the identity card of another food delivery rider," sources said when contacted by The Star on Thursday (Oct 29).
The victim also claimed that the police personnel had taken out handcuffs in a bid to scare him and even asked how to "settle" the matter, sources added.
"The police personnel then told the victim to wait while he discussed with his group leader how to settle the case.
"At first, the police personnel asked for RM7,000 but the victim only had RM500. The police personnel then took the cash from the victim," sources said.
JIPS also discovered RM900 cash, a result of extorting other victims, sources added.
"Besides keeping the cash in their pockets, the team from JIPS also found the RM500 given by the motorcyclist hidden inside a police mobile patrol vehicle.
"JIPS discovered that the police personnel involved had conducted duties outside of their jurisdiction.
"They were also subjected to a urine test. One of them tested positive for drugs," sources said.
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