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MACC officer linked to missing US$6 million arrested over possession of drugs, firearms

The officer is being investigated under the Arms Act 1960 and the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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The police have confirmed that an investigation into a senior officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who is suspected of involvement in the loss of case items involving US$6 million (RM25 million), is linked to a case involving the possession of firearms and drugs.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Abd Jalil Hassan said the senior officer was arrested on Tuesday for alleged possession of dangerous drugs as well as firearms and ammunition.

He said the individual is being investigated under Sections 8(a) and 36 of the Arms Act 1960, and Section 12(3) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

“The suspect was remanded for four days beginning yesterday for further investigation,” he said in a statement.

Yesterday, Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin was reported to have said that the police had opened an investigation paper based on a police report received in connection with the case.

On Monday, MACC confirmed that three of its senior officers had been remanded for six days to assist in investigations into allegations of abuse of power and malfeasance.

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