Police seek info on six Malaysians arrested in HK

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 – Malaysian police are seeking more information from their Hong Kong counterparts regarding the arrest of six Malaysians for suspected drug trafficking at Hong Kong International Airport.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pic) said details of the alleged crime remain sketchy as they have yet to receive the whole story.

“We have been asking for details on what actually transpired but we haven’t received all the details we need,” he said.

He said they were collaborating with their Hong Kong counterparts but also do not want to disrupt the ongoing investigations there.

“We are in contact with our Consulate-General in Hong Kong and they have been very cooperative on the matter,” he said.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had previously said that police would seek to extradite the six Malaysians, aged between 18 and 28.

However, Mohamad Fuzi said their extradition could take some time.

“After they are released, we could take action under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985,” he said.

Mohamad Fuzi was speaking at the launch of the Tabung Prihatin Pengaman, a crowdfunding platform for policemen set up by Yayasan Pengaman Malaysia.

The platform highlights the needs of families of serving and retired policemen who could use the extra help to bear heavy living, medical or education costs.

Both policemen and civilians can make donations as low as RM2 to any cause of their choice.

On a different case, Mohamad Fuzi said police are investigating a syndicate purportedly involved in the smuggling of Bangladeshi workers through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

“Our investigations are ongoing and we are in contact with our immigration counterparts. I cannot reveal any more than that,” he said.

The syndicate involved had reportedly raked in about RM5.2mil a year by charging victims between RM15,000 and RM20,000 to bring them into Malaysia.

The fee allegedly includes bribes believed to be for certain immigration officers and parties at the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka.

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