Crime & Courts

Police: Malaysian arrested in Batam not a cop

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have confirmed that a Malaysian man was arrested by the Indonesian National Narcotics Agency (BNN) last month on suspected links to a syabu processing laboratory in Batam.

Police's corporate communications head Assistant Commissioner A. Skandaguru said, however, the suspect was not a police officer as claimed by a TVOneNews video that went viral on YouTube about his arrest.

"The result of the review found that the detained suspect has never served as a police officer, police volunteer or auxiliary police.

"Records also confirm that the suspect has two criminal records related to violence and impersonating the police," he said in a statement tonight.

According to him, the Malaysian police are cooperating with the Indonesian authorities regarding the case and are ready to channel any necessary information to combat narcotics crime.

Earlier, a video went viral on social media about the arrest of three male suspects, one being a Malaysian citizen and alleged to be a police officer. -- Bernama

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