Couple with police items held
KUALA LUMPUR: A 23-year-old man and his female companion who tried to evade policemen on crime prevention rounds were arrested for being in possession of a large number of police equipment and accessories in Jalan Kuchai Lama on Tuesday.
The suspect, who was driving a black BMW, was with a 24-year-old Thai woman when policemen spotted them behaving suspiciously at about 3.30am.
When confronted by police, the driver allegedly started name-dropping and made calls to people he claimed were “officials in high places”.
Brickfields police chief ACP Shahrul Othman Mansor said the man had initially refused to pull over when ordered to do so. When the suspect finally stopped, he refused to hand over his identification documents.
He then allegedly made a call to someone who said he was from the Home Ministry.
Upon inspection, the policemen found the items in the car boot.
Shahrul said they found a black jacket with a Home Ministry logo and an epaulet with the rank of a police superintendent, a pair of handcuffs, green vest with the words “community policing”, two senior police officer’s caps, police officer’s batons, 14 police officer’s vehicle stickers, a firearm licence casing, police files and a Rela membership card belonging to another individual. They also seized an empty ammunition storage box, a KL International Airport entry pass with the name of a Datuk and a police service number, a pass for the federal police welfare bureau and ex-police association under the name of another individual.
Sharul said the policemen detained the man and his female companion for obstructing police duties and for the possession of items. He said the suspects are in police custody under a two-day remand order.