Johor police nab two over viral video of cop impersonators in car chase

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  • Tuesday, 06 Jun 2023

JOHOR BARU: The police have arrested two men, including a civil servant, believed to be involved in a viral video of a car chase on the North-South Expressway near the Sedenak toll plaza in Kulai.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the two suspects were arrested at about 6pm on Monday (June 5) in Pontian.

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"The two suspects, aged between 43 and 48, were arrested at a residential area in Permas, Kukup in Pontian.

"One of the suspects is a civil servant with no criminal record while the other suspect has a criminal record for drug-related offences.

"We are on the lookout for a third suspect who is still at large," he said in a statement here Tuesday (June 6).

He added that the police also seized a mobile beacon light, a reflective vest, a headlight, a torch light and a car along with its keys.

"One of the suspects will be remanded for two days while the remand order for the civil servant suspect has been rejected," he said.

He said that the case is being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a civil servant.

"The case is also being investigated under Section 135(1) of the Customs Act 1967 as it also involved the smuggling of goods," he said, adding that details of the smuggled goods are still under investigation.

It was earlier reported that police were on the lookout for a trio involved in a viral video of a car chase on the North-South Expressway, heading north.

Acting Kulai OCPD Supt Yusof Othman said a report was lodged by a policeman at 1.52pm on Monday (June 5) regarding the 26-second video that was posted on Facebook.

“The video was uploaded by the user ‘Freeman Gan WT’ who claimed that he was chased by men posing as police while heading from Singapore to Genting Highlands.

"The unknown three suspects had tried to stop the victim while at the same time lighting up a blue beacon light similar to what the police have.

“Our investigations revealed that the incident occurred at KM41.5 of the North-South Expressway heading north near the Sedenak toll," he said.

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