MACC: No other officers involved with Nicky Gang

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed only two personnel were involved with the Winner Dynasty Group founder Nicky Liow’s organised crime syndicate.

MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said apart from the two officers detained by police for the probe, no other personnel have been identified.

He said there was no internal investigation concluded following the arrest made by the police.

“It is a police investigation, so we leave it to them. They should have been charged yesterday.

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“Internal investigation… No, we did not do it, but I can confirm no others are involved (in Gang Nicky),” he said after attending the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Strategic Cooperation Programme at JKKN’s Auditorium today.

He also said the officers involved have yet to be suspended from work despite being detained by police for the investigation.

“If they are charged, then we will suspend them. Police will submit (investigation papers) to the Attorney-General,” he added.

Police have recently crippled organised crime syndicate called “Nicky Gang” believed to be involved in various criminal activities including money laundering.

A series of operations have been carried out from March 20 to March 28, known as Ops Pelican 3.0, by the Johor Police Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (JSJK), Johor Criminal Investigation Department (JSJ) and General Operations Force’s (PGA) 4th Battalion.

Initially, police arrested 68 individuals including those with Datuk and Datuk Seri titles believed to be close associates with the syndicate head Nicky.

Over 30 public sector personnel, including from the police, were believed to have had a role in allowing Nicky to escape the Ops Pelican 3.0 dragnet to nab him.

The 33-year-old businessman was believed to have been tipped off on the impending raid by police and government agency officers, including a deputy public prosecutor. – NST