Errant cops nabbed a second time for extorting travellers at JB checkpoint

JOHOR BARU: Two policemen have been arrested a second time in the space of a month for allegedly extorting money from travellers at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ).

Deputy Johor Baru South OCPD Supt Lim Jit Huey said the arrests were made after a report was lodged on Friday (April 19) by a victim who claimed the duo extorted him of RM1,000 in January.

On Friday (April 19), a 50-year-old Malaysian claimed two men who were not in uniform but claimed to be policemen had extorted money from him at the BSI.

The victim, who only wanted to be known as Ng, claimed that the incident occurred at around 8.40pm on Jan 4.

"Police arrested two suspects in their early 30s on the same day at 5.30pm after the report was lodged. The suspects are the same duo who were previously arrested for a similar offence," he said here on Saturday (April 20).

Supt Lim said both suspects will be remanded until Monday (April 22), adding that they both tested negative for drugs.

He said that the case will be investigated under Section 384 of the Penal Code.

Supt Lim also urged those with information related to the case to contact the Johor Baru South police hotline at 07-218 2323.

Earlier this month, the same two policemen were arrested for trying to extort RM2,000 from a Malaysian, also at the BSI.

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