‘Khalwat’ couple extorted of RM1,000 by auxiliary cops, say police

Police said the auxiliary policemen had caught the couple in close proximity (khalwat) in a car behind the shopping centre at 10pm.

JOHOR BAHRU: Two auxiliary policemen on duty at a shopping centre here have been arrested for extorting money from a couple.

South Johor Bahru district police chief Raub Selamat said the two men, aged 25 and 32, were arrested at 9pm following a police report lodged by a 25-year-old man.

The man said he and his lover were caught in close proximity (khalwat) in a car behind the shopping centre at 10pm by the two auxiliary policemen, who then asked for RM500 for them to avoid being subjected to legal action.

“Since the complainant did not have enough cash, they asked him to hand over his ATM card and PIN number for them to withdraw the money themselves

“The complainant was then released, and he received a text message from the bank of a withdrawal of RM1,000 from his account,” Raub said.

Raub said police seized RM1,000 in cash during the arrest. The two suspects have been remanded for four days for further investigation.

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