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Arrested by Police, Offered RM1,000 Bribe, Now Arrested by MACC

The two suspects arrested by police during Ops Cantas operation on Wednesday. (Pix: PDRM Bintulu)

One of the drug peddlers arrested by police during “Ops Cantas” last Wednesday offered enforcement officers RM1,000 to avoid charges and now end up being arrested by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The 26-year old man allegedly attempting to bribe MACC and police officers at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) office Bintulu, last Wednesday.

Bintulu drug peddlers. One of them offered MACC and police officers RM1000 to avoid being charged and investigated.

Bintulu police chief Supt. Zailanni Amit said the suspect had offered RM1,000 to enforcement officers to avoid being charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, a serious offense.

Now, he is a double whammy situation – apart from being investigated for drug possession, he will be investigated under Section 17(b) of the MACC Act 2009 for offering a bribe.

The MACC Act 2009 carries a jail term of up to 20 years or a maximum fine of RM10,000 or five times the amount of bribe upon conviction. Phew!

Bintulu police on Wednesday arrested the man and his accomplished, netting various types of drugs worth RM22,000.