Road Transport and Traffic Police Department Officers Arrested for Sticker Scam

11 December 2007
Kuala Lumpur

The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has arrested eight in Selangor over a protection scam involving hundreds of thousands of ringgit. ACA officers seized stickers used on road vehicles that provides immunity against police road blacks because they bear initials such as KCE, KCHAI, BoB, VML, John, KFC, CB and one with a star-shaped symbol.

Three Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers, a traffic police corporal and four runners were arrested. It is believed that they have been selling such stickers to lorry owners as some of them have to transport sand and earth for between RM500 and RM700 per month per trip. With the stickers, such overloaded lorries would not be stopped, summonsed or be weighed. If they were held, a syndicate member would contact the involved officer to “settle” the case.

The syndicate produced the stickers and its members shared the takings monthly. The ACA believes that the syndicate has members all over the country in the JPJ and traffic police department.

The Star Online – JPJ men and cop nabbed
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