Police have arrested 10 policemen and two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers suspected to be linked to fugitive businessman Nicky Liow.
They were detained during the second phase of Op Pelican 3.0, conducted in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan from April 21 to April 27.
Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the duo from MACC were an assistant commissioner and a superintendent from the headquarters in Putrajaya.
MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki, who confirmed the matter, said the two officers had been handed over to the police for investigation.
“I take the matter seriously and will not compromise. We will hand over (to the police) if there are more involved,” he said in a statement today.
The 10 police officers comprised two from the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS), four from the Selangor police headquarters, including a station chief in the Ampang Jaya district, two from the Sentul district headquarters, and one each from the Negeri Sembilan headquarters and Melaka Tengah district headquarters.
Ayob said all the officers arrested were between 36 and 49 years old.
“To date, the total number of people arrested is 64. Investigations are still underway,” he said when responding to a question on whether the officers were protecting the Nicky Gang.