KUALA SELANGOR: A total of 10 senior police officers and 33 personnel from various lower ranks involved in trans-border smuggling and corruption have had legal and non-legal action taken against them since 2014.
Inspector General Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said this included disciplinary action as well as barring their promotion, withholding salary increment, fine being imposed and transfer to an inactive police post.
However, he said there were some police personnel who could not be charged in the courts due to technical problems.
“For this year, two senior officers were identified to have committed offences, whereas last year it saw action being taken against 18 rank and file personnel, comprising two senior officers and 16 lower ranked personnel.
“There are also several cases of General Operations Force (GOF) members rejecting (bribes) and instead nabbing the (bribe) givers.
Based on our records, attempts were made against 29 police personnel to bribe them between RM1,000 and RM20,000, involving a total of RM86,000,” he said after launching the Allied Ride at Dataran Puncak Alam here today.
Also present was Malaysian Motorcycle Coalition Club's Patron and Advisor Tan Sri Rozali Ismail.
On Friday, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) revealed a 11 minute video clip showing trans-border smuggling activities in Padang Besar, Perlis, right under the noses of police personnel.
Hamid also acknowledged that such smuggling activities were also taking place in border areas Kedah, Perak and Kelantan.
He said that this year the GOF, Marine Police, Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department and police stations located along the border areas had managed to stop many trans-border smuggling attempts.
He said among the items which are being smuggled across the border were drugs, liquor, daun ketum, firearms and exotic animals.
Following the MACC revelation and challenges posed by continued smuggling activities, Hamid said he would make several proposals to the National Security Council and the MACC on how to prevent police personnel from being involved in corruption.
Among the steps being mulled is ensuring police personnel activities are recorded under the full glare of CCTVs.