6 KLIA Cus­toms of­fi­cers may be sacked

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PUTRAJAYA: Sack­ing is likely on the cards should the six Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port (KLIA) Cus­toms Depart­ment of­fi­cers said to be in­volved with un­der­world ac­tiv­i­ties be found guilty.

Cus­toms di­rec­tor­gen­eral Datuk Subro­ma­niam Tho­lasy said the depart­ment would not con­done any form of abuse of power or cor­rup­tion.

“The depart­ment has started its in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions on the six of­fi­cers. If th­ese of­fi­cers are found guilty, stern action will be taken, in­clud­ing ter­mi­na­tion.”

The of­fi­cers have been ar­rested over the past two days for their al­leged in­volve­ment in aid­ing Gang 360 De­van, a no­to­ri­ous se­cret so­ci­ety, to smug­gle drugs into the coun­try.

It was re­ported that the KLIA-based of­fi­cers were ar­rested un­der the Se­cu­rity Of­fences Act (Special Mea­sures) (Sosma) 2012 for “al­low­ing” var­i­ous types of drugs and raw sub­stances to be pro­cessed as drugs to en­ter the coun­try over the past year, at least.

Subro­ma­niam said the depart­ment would co­op­er­ate with po­lice in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We (the depart­ment) will leave it to the po­lice to carry out in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“But, at the same time, we would in­ves­ti­gate the case in­ter­nally. I do not want to spec­u­late on the mat­ter. We will wait for the po­lice to com­plete their probe.

“How­ever, I would like to af­firm that the depart­ment will not com­pro­mise on any cor­rup­tion and abuse of power among its of­fi­cers.”

Datuk Subro­ma­niam Tho­lasy

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