After an exchange that probably ended in tears, a policeman was arrested for allegedly taking two sacks of onions from a delivery attendant who purportedly breached the CMCO.
The incident took place in Senawang at noon on 29 Nov, where the suspect was arrested after a police report was lodged by the delivery attendant, The Star reported.
The lorry attendant claimed that his lorry was stopped at a roadblock after exiting the Senawang toll plaza at about 2 pm, according to the report that was lodged the next day.
“A policeman then asked the lorry driver and attendant to show a letter from their employer allowing them to transport the goods, failing which they have to pay a fine… In the event they were unable to do so, they were told to hand over the onions,” said Seremban OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Said Ibrahim in a statement.
He also said that the case is being investigated under Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion. Upon conviction, offenders can be jailed up to 10 years, or fine, or whipping or any of the two.
“We will carry out a thorough investigation and there will be no compromise,” he said.