Cops nab suspect with ties to wanted Datuk Seri

JOHOR BARU: Police have uncovered new leads and arrested one of two wanted suspects in their investigation of a Datuk Seri allegedly involved in commercial crime including money laundering.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay confirmed that an arrest has been made but declined to give details.

“There are many updates based on our investigation. One of the suspects police have been looking for has been arrested.

“However, we will give another update within the next one or two days, probably in Bukit Aman because the majority of the evidence is in Puchong, ” he told a press conference at state police headquarters here on Sunday (March 28).

On Thursday, police said they were tracking down a former deputy public prosecutor linked to the Datuk Seri.

To date, police have arrested 92 suspects in connection with the case, with 40 of them being placed under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012.

The Datuk Seri was also linked to the assault of three Rela personnel during a temple celebration in Kuala Lumpur in October 2017.

He is also said to have connections with influential people and enforcement officers.

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