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3 Cops In Johor Arrested For Threatening Couple To Hand Over RM5,000 And Gold Jewellery

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that he will not compromise with any officer and member of the agency who commits a crime.

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Three police officers were recently arrested for extorting a couple in Johor

According to Malay Mail, around 9pm on Thursday, 20 May, three plainclothes policemen attempted to extort an unmarried couple found in a car together at the Pontian seaside area.

The suspects hold the rank of Lance Corporal (L/CPL) and are between the ages of 27 and 33.

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The couple was threatened to hand the officers RM5,000 if they did not want any legal action to be taken against them or to be referred to the Johor Islamic Religious Department

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay held a media conference at the Johor police contingent headquarters on Tuesday, 25 May, to address the matter.

He explained, "Out of fear, one of the victims withdrew money from a bank before the suspects also asked for the victim's bracelet and gold ring as collateral because he did not have the required sum."

The couple was then dismissed and filed a police report on the incident, reported Berita Harian.

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

Image via Ben Tan/Malay Mail

Following the report, police managed to identify and arrest the suspects on the same day

"The three suspects have been remanded for further investigation and the gold ring and bracelet have been confiscated from one of the suspects," Ayob explained.

He added, "All three suspects have also been charged according to Section 385 of the Penal Code at the Kulai Magistrate court for extortion."

The suspects pleaded not guilty and were granted RM7,000 bail each.

Ayob also asserted that the Johor police will not compromise with any officer and member of the agency who commits a crime.

He said the public is welcome to channel information to the police if there are members and officers involved in any criminal act.

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