PETALING JAYA: A 34-year-old policeman has been caught red-handed for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the suspect was arrested after a police team on patrol duty stopped a suspicious looking car in Kampung Lindungan on Thursday (Nov 5).
"Checks showed that the car was being driven by a 34-year-old policeman and the car had five more passengers, all of them foreigners. None of them had valid documents, ” he said in a statement on Friday (Nov 6).
ACP Nik Ezanee said police, led by the suspect, then inspected a house in the same area and three more foreigners were found.
“A marriage registration booklet from the Indonesian religious authority belonging to the suspect and a book containing payment details were also seized," he said, adding that all eight foreigners were detained for being involved in human smuggling.
During questioning, the suspect also started making threats to an Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) officer.
"The suspect accused the complainant of incriminating him and replied that he would do the same in return. The complainant is concerned that such claims would affect his reputation as a department chief and the reputation of the force," he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 26A of Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Act and Section 506 of the Penal Code
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