Remand for 6 cops linked to RM1.25m extortion case to be extended

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6: The remand period for five police officers and personnel linked to a RM1.25 million extortion case will be extended tomorrow, said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

He said the five suspects, aged between 38 and 50, had been remanded for four days since Saturday, adding that another police officer had been detained, bringing the total number of arrests linked to the case to six.

“We will extend the remand for all of them tomorrow for further investigation,” he said when met at the 2024 Defence Service Asia and National Security (NATSEC) Asia exhibition here today.

The IGP had said three officers with the rank of Assistant Commissioner (ACP), Deputy Superintendent (DSP) and Inspector from the Bukit Aman Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (CCID) were arrested on Friday to facilitate investigations into an extortion case after a police report was lodged..

The other two police personnel arrested were an Inspector and a Sergeant.