MALACCA - A police officer with the rank of superintendent is among 16 people who have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) to facilitate a probe into fraudulent claims totalling RM1mil.
Sources said the superintendent previously served in the Malacca police headquarters as a department head and has now been transferred to Bukit Aman.
It is learnt that the MACC are investigating alleged mismanagement with regard to purchasing items for the use of police stations throughout Malacca.
An inspector from the Malacca police contingent was also among those arrested Sunday.
The MACC is expected to make more related arrests.
All those arrested are now being probed under Section 18 of the MACC Act.
State MACC director Ramli Ismail could not be reached for comment.