Narcotics Officer Fined RM5,000 For Bribery
KUALA TERENGGANU – A policewoman from the Besut police headquarters, narcotics division, was fined RM5,000 or 10 months jail in default by the Sessions Court here for receiving a RM500 bribe from a suspected drug addict in September last year.
Judge Datuk Zainal Abidin Kamarudin handed the sentence down on Sgt Esah Ismail, 52, from Kelantan, after she pleaded guilty to the charge.
According to the facts of the case, Esah who was the investigating officer in Zambri Sharifuddin’s case, solicited RM1,000 from him to ‘adjust’ his drug test which had been positive.
Following a complaint on the matter, the mother of seven was entrapped with RM500 marked notes by the Terengganu Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
She was arrested on Sept 11, 2011 and charged under the Penal Code.
MACC prosecution officer Zainal Ayop prosecuted while Esah was represented by Zamri Mat Nawang. – BERNAMA