Policemen Impersonators Arrested for Extortion

25 February 2007

Police have arrested two men, aged 22 and 44, for allegedly impersonating policemen and extorting money from unlicensed businesses and illegal immigrants in Kapar. They were caught red-handed while they were extorting money from a metal trader on Saturday evening.

Several weeks ago, four men, one of them in a chief inspector’s uniform, tried to extort money from an unlicensed used goods trader. They offered the operator a police permit for a fee. The permit was given to the operator the next day but was found by police to be fake during a routine police operation last week.

The suspects are believed to be part of a group which has been active over the last few months. The men had in their car two sets of police uniforms, a handcuff, two police passes with their photos, and two knives.

The 44-year-old suspect has an ongoing trial for theft at the Kuala Kubu Magistrate court.

The suspects have been remanded for five days to aid police investigations.

New Straits Times – Bogus cops held for extortion

The Star Online – Two nabbed for impersonating policemen

The Star Online – Bogus cops held in Kapar

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