Police have arrested nine people over the illegal dumping of chemical waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, that poisoned over 1,000 people.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said two were picked up in Johor while seven were detained outside the state, following an aggressive hunt involving Bukit Aman and state police.
“We manage to obtain a remand order for all nine this morning. They will be remanded for six days,” he said this afternoon at the Johor police headquarters.
“We cannot reveal their age and where they were detained as this could jeopardise our investigation on the case,” he added.
Fuzi said the case is being investigated under Section 278, 284 and 326 of the Penal Code.