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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fake Domestic Trade ministry enforcement officers busted


SHAH ALAM --- A special team from the Shah Alam district police headquarters crippled a four-man syndicate which had impersonated as Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) enforcement officers and extorted money from a grocery shop owner based in Section U2, here. 

The team was created by Shah Alam OCPD Assistant Commissioner Shafien Mamat after a police report was lodged by the victim, who said he was extorted RM3,000 by the impersonators who had accused him of not having a license to operate his business. 

In order to be spared from 'legal action', the impersonators had asked the victim to settle the amount after ‘checking’ the premises at about 5.30pm on Jan 21. Shafien said the impersonators had initially demanded for RM10,000 but the victim managed to negotiate the amount down to RM3,000. 

Out of fear, the victim paid about half the amount and asked that the balance be collected the next day. " 

The special team arrested the impersonators when they went to the grocery shop on Jan 22 at about 3pm. 

They are aged between 55 and 28. Three have past criminal records and we are still investigating the other man as he does not have any documentation. 

All of them were tested positive for drugs and are being investigated under Section 384 and 170 of the Penal Code for extortion and impersonating a government official. 

They are being remanded until Friday," said Shafien at a press conference at the district headquarters earlier today. 

Police found fake KPDNKK documents, passes, a compound book, a companies profile book as well as two walkie-talkies on the impersonators. 

Shafien said the syndicate, which had been active for six months, preyed on medium sized grocery shops and mini markets and was believed to be involved in 11 similar cases in Shah Alam, Gombak, Selayang, Kuala Selangor and Klang. 

They would search for 'loopholes' within a premise and would threaten and extort the owners into paying money to avoid having ‘action’ being taken against them. ”

We urge owners who have been in such situations to come forward. Owners must also be wary when approached by suspicious characters and verify if they are genuine," he said. 

Shafien also presented certificates of appreciation to the investigating team for busting the syndicate.


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