3 cops held over money laundering

PETALING JAYA - Three police personnel have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission (MACC) in connection with laundering more than RM6 million (S$2.33 million) worth of "dirty money".

MACC Investigations director Datuk Mustafar Ali said the policemen - a Deputy Supt (DSP), an Asst Supt (ASP) and a sergeant - were detained separately between 6pm and 11pm on Monday.

"We raided the homes of the suspects and seized more than RM500,000 cash, three Rolex watches and other pieces of jewellery. Two of the policemen work in Johor while the other is attached to the Seremban police," he said in a statement Tuesday.

Mustafa said initial investigations revealed that one of the suspects was involved in laundering RM1.7mil in illegal cash while another was doing the same activity amounting to RM4.3 million.

"The case is being investigated under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 and the MACC Act.