KUALA LUMPUR: An Uzbekistan national has been detained for allegedly making a false report on an extortion case near Solaris Mont Kiara.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar said the 37-year-old man claimed to have lost RM8,000 after being allegedly extorted by police patrol personnel last Sunday (Feb 21).
"The man lodged the report on Thursday (Feb 25).
"A team of police personnel raided a premises at Jalan Travers at 8.33pm on Saturday (Feb 27).
"We seized three ATM cards, two mobile phones, two bank statements and a police report," he said when contacted on Sunday (Feb 28).
Further investigation revealed that the man, who works as a craftsman in Shah Alam, had given inconsistent statements, he added.
"A check on his bank accounts on Feb 21 revealed that no financial transactions were conducted," he said.
ACP Anuar said the man later admitted to lodging a false report as he had lost the money loaned by his employer.
"He made the report to gain sympathy from his employer so that the latter would give him another loan," he said.
ACP Anuar said the case will be referred to the Attorney General's Chambers.
"We advise the public not to resort to making a false report or giving a false statement to the police," he added.