On Tuesday night, a police officer was arrested on suspicion of colluding with a drug syndicate following the resale of seized drugs to the syndicate.
Berita Harian reported that Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the 31-year-old police officer with the rank of Inspector, was arrested at 7pm at the Johor Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) when he was present to testify.
The seized drugs that were resold to the syndicate is believed to be for a neighbouring country’s market.
“Further investigation revealed that the suspect, who was working at the Johor Bahru Utara District Police Headquarters (IPD) (JBU), resold the drugs seized by the police to a drug syndicate for personal purposes.
“In this case, police seized a Perodua Alza car and RM1,200 in cash. The suspect was detained under Section 3 (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act (LLPK) 1985, and is to be detained at the Moral Rehabilitation Centre (PPA) for two years with a restraining order,” he said during a news conference.
Ayob said his team is still investigating the amount and the value of the drugs resold by the officer.