7 Policemen arrested for allegedly robbing a money changer

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Kuala Lumpur Chief Police, Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim – Pic Utusan.

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of seven policemen with the ranks of inspector, sergeant and lance corporal were nabbed by the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) recently for robbing RM200, 000 from a money changer.

The suspected policemen were detained at 4am. Others arrested suspects were four members of the public including an employee from Bank Negara Malaysia

According to the Kuala Lumpur Chief Police, Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim, in the incident at 4.40pm the victim was in his office at Cahaya Suria building, Jalan Silang when nine individuals came and introduced themselves as police officers and staff from Bukit Aman.

“All the suspects told the victim that he was detained for operating money changing business without a license.

“However, they offered the victim to pay RM200, 000 if he wanted to be released and settled the case,” Mazlan said in a statement here today.

Mazlan added, the suspects were believed to have taken RM4, 000 when they were in Cahaya Suria building.

“The victim who wanted the case to be resolved immediately then asked his driver to take the money from his house before giving it to the suspects in front of Kota Raya shopping complex,” Mazlan added.

Following the incident, the victim went to lodge a police report before an identification operation on all the suspects was made by the Criminal Investigation Division, Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters.

The suspects are between 31to 41 years old and are now remanded for further investigation following Section 395 and Section 170 Penal Code. -Malaysia World News

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