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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | MYT 12:36 PM

Cops remanded for receiving 'protection money' from lorry drivers

ALOR SETAR: Two policemen who were detained for allegedly accepting protection money from errant lorry operators have been remanded for six days, starting Tuesday.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Kedah obtained the remand order from Sessions Court senior registrar Rusmini Mat Rashid.

Both the suspects - a corporal, 53, and a 57-year-old sergeant-major - who were picked up in Kulim between 9am and 10am on Monday, were believed to have solicited and received up to RM2,250 each per month from the lorry operators.

The money was meant as inducement not to take action against the drivers for offences under the Road Transport Act.

The offences include lorries not having insurance, invalid road tax and overloading.