2 dis­trict po­lice chiefs, 8 oth­ers freed on MACC bail

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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.

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