Police Constable Extorted RM9,000 from Woman

15 March 2009
Kuala Lumpur

A 26-year-old police constable allegedly extorted money from a woman who had asked if she could see her son who was locked up at the Hulu Kelang police station.

56-year-old Leong May Lee had tried to contact her son, 27-year-old Wong Zhi Zhong, who was arrested on Monday for allegedly possessing drug substances. Leong was informed of her son’s condition when he called her on Tuesday. It was believed that the constable was later paid RM250 by Leong for that phone call.

Later, the police constable allegedly demanded RM9,000 from Leong to allow her to see her son at the lock-up. Leong immediately lodged a police report on him.

Authorities said the constable was arrested on Thursday under Section 385 of the Penal Code for extortion.

The Star Online – Cop who allegedly extorted RM9,000 from woman held
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