Lorry protection scam: ACA says officers behind ring

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Lorry protection scam: ACA says officers behind ring

Postby admin » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:07 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) in Selangor has discovered that some senior enforcement officers are behind a syndicate which provided protection for lorries displaying special stickers.
The stickers indicate the lorries against whose drivers action would not be taken for flouting the law.

Its director Jaafar Ma'ahad said the officers were believed to have received bribes of not less than RM7,000 monthly from lorry companies.

He said the syndicate made a deal with the owners so that overloaded lorries would not be penalised or the drivers fined when caught in areas that were controlled by the syndicate.

It is understood that the ACA had opened an investigation into the enforcement officers, said to be operating in Selangor.
It is also learnt that the lorry operators involved were using individual bank accounts of third parties or making monthly cash payments of between RM250 and RM1,500, depending on the number of lorries involved.

"We are actively investigating this case and it may be completed soon," Jaafar said.

He said the Selangor ACA was also investigating if there were other syndicates using the same modus operandi.

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