Foreigner who tried to bribe cop held

Foreigner who tried to bribe cop held

KOTA KINABALU - A foreigner nabbed for failing to present proper travel documents to the police is in even deeper trouble for allegedly trying to bribe a police officer to secure the release of his son.

The 50-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were among six people nabbed during an inspection on illegal immigrants near the Tuaran bypass here at about 12.50pm on Tuesday.

Kota Kinabalu deputy police chief Supt Azhar Hamin said the man had tried to give one of the officers RM300 (S$112) to release his son.

The officer refused. The suspect was handed over to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for further investigation.

Separately, a group of young men playing football near the Beringgis Beach Resort in Papar had a shock of their lives on Tuesday when they stumbled upon the bloodied body of a man.

There were no documents on the body of the man believed to be in his 40s, said Papar district police chief Deputy Supt George Abdul Rakman. Roadblocks have been mounted to hunt for the suspects.

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