GEORGE TOWN: A policeman attached to the Bukit Mertajam district was arrested under the Special Preventive Laws for allegedly being involved in drug trafficking activities.
The policeman, in his early 40s, was picked up from his house in Seberang Prai by a state narcotics department team on Tuesday night after several months of investigations.
He is now in the state prison in Gaol Road here prior to being sent to the Simpang Renggam rehabilitation centre in Johor. Police are now trying to determine the extent of his involvement in drug trafficking.
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob when contacted Thursday confirmed the arrest but declined to give the details.
He said all policemen were subjected to the same laws as everyone - if they commit a crime, they would have to pay for it. He added that the police would not cover up the personnel’s wrongdoings.
“We are always striving to improve ourselves so that we are able to serve the people better. We are never insulted when we are being criticised by the people as it is a chance for us to realise our shortcomings.
“Penangites have been very co-operative to us as we are always receiving information through our Rakan COP hotline (04-2691999) and handphone line (012-4900999).
“Many raids, which led to the arrests of pirated DVD sellers, foreign women and bookies, have been conducted based on such information. Please continue to give us your support,” said DCP Ayub. - Sumber