In the first report, good job GOFs for nabbing one of JB’s notorious fearless criminals! Fake cops are nothing new in JB – as can be seen recently where fake cops committed rapes recently and awhiles ago.
For the second report, this probably is only teh tip of the iceberg. Do watch out when you’re taking any traffic lights in JB – if you make it when it’s yellow, around the corner may be cops waiting to threaten you with a saman. If you’re even slightly unsure you made it before the red light, you’re gonna get slapped with a fine… Unless you PAY YOUR WAY OUT.
From The Star 25 June 2007:
GOF patrol team arrests man posing as cop
JOHOR BARU: A man who impersonated a policeman and stole the permits of foreign workers was nabbed by General Operations Force (GOF) personnel.
The 22-year-old suspect and an accomplice, posing as policemen, stole permits from three Vietnamese nationals in Taman Megah Ria, Masai, at 10pm on Saturday.
However, GOF personnel who were patrolling the area came to the victims’ aid and nabbed the suspect at a nearby restaurant while the other escaped.
Meanwhile, the Tiong Hua Federation here will discuss today the next course of action to be taken to tackle the rising crime rate in the city.
Its manager Eric Ku said the campaign to collect signatures received overwhelming response from the public since it was launched on June 16.
“So far, we have collected more than 256,000 signatures,” he said yesterday.
From The Star 25 June 2007:
Cops held for collecting ‘toll’
SEGAMAT: Three policemen, including a chief inspector, have been arrested for illegally collecting “protection money” from lorry drivers here.
Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) officers picked up the three men following complaints from lorry drivers that they were forced to pay about RM100 to “certain enforcement officers” to use the district roads here.
The three men, including two lance corporals, were nabbed in Kampung Gudang Garam here several days ago.
All of them, aged between 30 and 40, are from the district police headquarters.
It is learnt that the three policemen had been regularly collecting the “toll charges and protection money” mainly from lorry drivers in exchange for not taking action or compounding them.
It is learnt that all three have been released on ACA bail.
State ACA director Nooraziah Abdul Manaf confirmed the arrests but declined to elaborate on investigations.
This is the second ACA arrest involving police officers in the past two months. In April, two police detectives and a female inspector from Pontian were arrested for allegedly accepting bribes from a businessman.
ACA officers picked up the woman inspector, in her 20s, and the two detectives, in their 30s, after they allegedly demanded money from the man when they found an Ecstasy pill and some other drugs in his house during a raid.
The female inspector had graduated from the police training college less than a year ago.
The police personnel, all from the narcotics unit of the Pontian district police headquarters, demanded about RM5,000 from the man and gave him 24 hours to pay up or action would be taken against him. The man paid them.
Those with information on such cases are urged to contact the Johor ACA hotline at 07-224 1982 or 1-800-88-6000.