2 district police chiefs, 8 others freed on MACC bail
PUTRAJAYA: Ten men, including two district police chiefs, who were detained as part of the Melaka vice dens protection racket probe, have been released on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail.
Seven policemen and officers were released on Friday by magistrate Muhamad Safuan Azhar at the magistrate’s court here.
The seven, who were released on a RM50,000 bail each, were the police chiefs of Melaka Tengah and Jasin districts, two inspectors, two assistant superintendents of police and a corporal.
The men, aged between 31 and 54, were detained on suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for providing protection to illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in Melaka.
Yesterday, the other three were released on a RM100,000 bail each by magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman.
Investigations are still ongoing under Sections 16 and 17 of the MACC Act 2009 for giving and accepting gratification.
MACC seized a substantial amount of cash, including RM800,000 found in the storeroom of the corporal’s house.
A number of accounts belonging to several of the suspects have also been frozen.
To date, 13 people have been arrested by the MACC to assist in investigations into the case.
The remaining three are still being detained.