Another 3 senior Malaysian cops to be remanded for protecting vice activities

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PETALING JAYA - Three more senior Melaka police officers, including two police district chiefs, are set to be remanded for suspected graft.

Among those nabbed are the Melaka Tengah district police chief, who is an ACP, and the Jasin district police chief, who holds the rank of DSP.

Both senior cops were picked up early Wednesday at their homes.

Another police officer, said to be an inspector, was also detained in the pre-dawn swoop.

All three will be taken to the court in Putrajaya at 2.30pm Wednesday to be remanded.

They are suspected of accepting bribes and providing protection to illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in the state.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the three arrests.

On Tuesday, three senior cops and three other individuals were detained in a sting operation by the anti-graft body.

They comprised two officers with the rank of ASP and one inspector.

The three others include two middle men and an operator of an illegal gambling den.

Anti-graft officers seized RM51,000 from the six suspects.

All six were remanded Wednesday morning.

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