Cou­ple with po­lice items held

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN

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.

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