Police Chief Charged with Money Laundering

26 September 2007
Johor Baru

Superintendent and 52-year-old Azmi Osman has claimed trial to three counts of money laundering totalling to close to RM1.3 million. The former head of Johor’s anti-vice, gaming and secret society division is currently attached to the Internal Security and Public Order division at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters.

The first charge alleged that Azmi received RM71,870.70 which he deposited into his bank account on 19 August 2003 at the Malayan Banking Berhad’s City Square branch along Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

Between 13 January 2004 and 17 November 2004, Azmi received a total of RM941,930.

The third charge alleged that Azmi received another RM200,000 on 5 April 2005.

As the first person to be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Finance Act 2001, Azmi faces a maximum jail term of 5 years or RM5 million fine or both if convicted.

The judge set bail at RM200,000 with one surety and fixed 31 October 2007 for mention.

Azmi posted bail for these charges, but faces another two counts of money laundering in Temerloh, Pahang today. It is believed that Azmi received RM4 million there.

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