KUALA LUMPUR: The use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitoring and surprise checks will be the key focus of the police force as it cracks down on transborder smuggling and corruption involving its own personnel.
Internal Security and Public Order Department (KDNKA) director Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah said: “At the moment there is no new development, including the detention of any individuals, officers or lower rank personnel in relation to the activity.
“Members of the public who have any information on such activities are urged to inform the nearest police station so that investigations could be conducted.”
On Friday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) revealed an 11-minute video clip showing transborder smuggling taking place right under the noses of police personnel in Padang Besar, Perlis.
On Saturday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said 10 senior police officers and 33 lower-ranking personnel were involved in trans-border smuggling and corruption.
He said legal and non-legal action had been taken against those nabbed for such activities since 2014.
These include disciplinary action as well as barring their promotion, withholding salary increments, fines and transfers to inactive police posts.
“For this year, two senior officers were identified to have committed offences, whereas last year action was taken against 18 rank and file personnel, comprising two senior officers and 16 lower ranked personnel,” Hamid said.