6 KLIA Cus­toms men with al­leged links to gang, held

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KUALA LUMPUR: Fed­eral po­lice ar­rested six Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port Cus­toms of­fi­cers yes­ter­day as the crack­down on en­force­ment of­fi­cers aid­ing the no­to­ri­ous Gang 360 Devan con­tin­ues.

The six were de­tained at 3pm by fed­eral Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID) po­lice­men un­der the Se­cu­rity Of­fences (Spe­cial Mea­sures) Act 2012 (Sosma) for al­legedly help­ing the gang to traf­fick drugs.

Un­der the pro­vi­sions of Sosma, the six will be held for 28 days to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions. They were taken to the Shah Alam po­lice head­quar­ters lock-up.

Fed­eral CID di­rec­tor Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh con­firmed the ar­rests.

In May, CID po­lice­men ar­rested 16 Nar­cotics Depart­ment po­lice­men from Bukit Aman, in­clud­ing sev­eral se­nior of­fi­cers, who were be­lieved to have been in ca­hoots with the gang, a splin­ter fac­tion of Gang 36.

The Nar­cotics po­lice­men were said to have helped gang mem­bers es­cape drag­nets and pros­e­cu­tion, by los­ing ev­i­dence or chang­ing the re­sults of urine tests.

Gang 360 Devan is one of the main fo­cuses of the po­lice crack down on gangs. Many gang mem­bers have been ar­rested and charged.

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