One of the three MACC officers is being investigated for the theft of RM25mil, detained by police for drugs and possession of firearms



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JAY PETALING: One of the three employees of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), detained by the County Anti-Corruption Agency in connection with the alleged theft of case materials worth more than 25 million RM, was detained by police.

Director of Bukit-Oman CID Comm Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said the officer was arrested for possession of drugs and firearms on September 21st.

“The arrest was made instead of storing drugs, firearms and bullets. The suspect was detained until September 25,” he said in a statement Thursday (September 23).

On Monday (September 21), the MACC confirmed that three of its senior officers had been arrested to help investigate allegations of abuse of power and abuse of office in a case involving a former high-ranking civil servant who was released but not acquitted by a court.

It adds that three suspects were taken into custody from 14 to 19 September.

“A thorough investigation is underway and we hope that not all parties will speculate on the matter as it will affect the investigation,” the MACC said in a statement.

The trio allegedly stole confiscated money worth about $ 6 million (25 million rubles), believed to belong to former Malaysian Foreign Intelligence Organization (MEOI) Director General Datuk Hassan Abdul Hamid.



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