PETALING JAYA - Fifteen customs officers being remanded at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court created a scene when some of them donned underwear on their heads in an attempt to hide their identities.
The officers had their remand extended on Wednesday by Magistrate Ahmad Solihin Abd Wahid for another five days to assist in the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigations into alleged smuggling of cigarettes and alcohol.
The 15 are being investigated under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2010.
The suspects arrived at the Magistrate's Court here at around 10am, Wednesday.
They were arrested on Sept 18, and were expected to be remanded until Sept 29.
The arrests were part of MACC's crackdown on Customs officials over alleged corruption, involving hundreds of millions of ringgit worth of contraband items.
To date, a Customs director Datuk Mohd Nasir Said and nine other officers have been charged in various Sessions courts, with dozens more still being investigated.