Inspector among four cops nabbed by MACC for alleged bribery

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested four police personnel, including an inspector, for allegedly receiving bribes to cover up illicit activities.

The arrests were announced in two separate statements today.

In the first instance, the inspector and a corporal were nabbed in Raub, Pahang, and Penang, respectively, for allegedly taking bribes from ketum juice sellers.

The men, aged 33 and 31, respectively, were arrested at 9am and 1pm, said the statement.

According to a source, the men allegedly took between RM2,000 and RM3,500 from ketum juice sellers, in return for not taking action against the latter. Consumption of the ketum plant and its by-products are said to have the effects of taking drugs or alcohol.

The ketum juice sellers are also believed to reap in up to RM350 a day, said the source further, which was why they were not hesitant to pay the bribes.

Meanwhile, the MACC also arrested two more cops - a sergeant major and a corporal - for allegedly taking bribes of between RM850 and RM900 monthly, for "protecting" lorry operators.

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