Security guard nabbed for impersonating a police officer

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Police have arrested a 60-year-old man for impersonating a senior police officer at the Iskandar Puteri police station here.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the suspect, who works as a security guard, claimed to be an officer from Sentral police station, Johor Baru, at the information counter on Tuesday (Jan 26) at about 12.10pm.

“He then left the police station after taking pictures of the counter. Police personnel who worked at the counter then lodged a report over the matter.

“The suspect was later arrested at about 6pm on the same day at Kampung Ulu Pulai, Pekan Nenas, Pontian, ” he said in a statement here on Wednesday (Jan 27).

He added that police have also confiscated two police uniforms with a rank of ASP, and police uniform equipment including belts, beret, a collar and shoulder badge, and a car.

Investigations also revealed that the suspect has four previous criminal records.

The case is being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a civil servant, which carries a jail term of up to two years or a fine or both and Section 89 of the Police Act 1967 for unlawful possession and unauthorised use of police uniforms which carries an RM500 fine or a six-month jail term or both upon conviction.

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