Eight Johor cops sacked for crimes linked to drugs, corruption, misconduct, says Kamarul Zaman

26 Jan 2023 04:28pm
Kamarul Zaman
Kamarul Zaman
JOHOR BAHRU - Johor police chief (CPO) Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said eight members of the force were dismissed for various criminal activities last year.

He said of the number, three were involved in drug-related cases, misconduct (three), cases investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (one) and crime (one).

"Apart from this, seven police members were suspended, whereas 67 were interdicted,” he said when speaking at the Johor Police Contingent Headquarters' (IPK) monthly assembly, here today.

"No doubt there are still members who do not comply with discipline and lack integrity, therefore it is the responsibility of all levels to supervise a few of those who stray from the path.”

Meanwhile, he said the Johor Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) had arrested a total of 14,655 individuals for various drug offences last year with the seizure of 4.3 tonnes of drugs worth RM14.6 million.

Earlier, Kamarul Zaman presented letters of appreciation to seven media practitioners, including two Bernama reporters Shaidathul Suhana Ros and Nur Fatin Mohmad Kadenen, and photographer Shaifuldin Ahmad.

It is to recognise the role and contributions of the media in conveying information as well as reporting on the successes of the Johor police.

At the same time, Kamarul Zaman presented the Johor Police Chief’s appreciation medals to two IPK Johor Detection Canine Unit (K9) dogs for successfully helping to solve criminal cases in the state last year.

The dogs ‘Jinuo’, a German Shepherd and ‘Ma'te’, a Belgian Shepherd received their awards together with their handlers Sergeant Donny Henry and Lance Corporal Carvin Maluni.
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The 12-year-old Jinuo, weighing 35 kilogrammes and who has just retired was given a medal of appreciation for his success in locating two closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera decoders in the bush thus helping to solve a robbery case.

The nine-year-old Ma'te was awarded for his success in a murder case in locating the spot where the burnt clothes of a murder victim were found last year. - Bernama