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Individuals In Johor Impersonating Cops In Honda City Nabbed

Individuals In Johor Impersonating Cops In Honda City Nabbed

Two individuals from the “police chase” clip were arrested the same day the video went viral.

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Police have apprehended two local individuals believed to be impersonating cops in a fake police chase in Kulai.

They received a report regarding the fake police chase with three individuals at 1.52 pm on 5 June and managed to apprehend two of the suspects at 6 pm the same day.

In a statement, Johor Police Chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said they also confiscated a safety vest, a portable beacon light, a torchlight, a headlight and a Honda City car with its keys from the suspects.

(Credit: Freeman Gan WT, Johor Police / Facebook)

Among the two suspects, aged 43 and 48, one of them is a civil servant with no previous criminal record while one has a criminal record involving drugs.

Both of them will be remanded at the Kulai Magistrate’s Court today.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a civil servant, which carries a jail term of up to two years or a fine or both.

The case is also investigated under Section 135(1) of the Customs Act 1967; if convicted can be fined no less than ten times the value of the goods or RM100,000 for whichever is greater, and not more than twenty times double the value of the goods or RM500,000 for whichever is greater, or prison for not less than six months and no more than five years or both.

The police are calling on the public to keep channelling information on suspected criminal activities so they can track the suspects who are still free.

A fake police chase

Previously, a video of three masked individuals in a gold Honda City car chasing a victim in his vehicle went viral on social media.

The victim, Freeman Gan WT recorded the incident and shared it on his Facebook, warning others of the dangers of fake cops.

According to his Facebook post, the incident happened on Monday (5 June) at about 5.40 am when he was on his way from Singapore to Genting using the Noth-South Expressway.

He noticed the car following him from Kulai and was chasing them on the highway. He initially wanted to stop but thought something was wrong with them as they didn’t have a siren and looked suspicious.

In the video, one of the individuals dressed as a policeman wearing a safety vest, and holding a beacon light on top of the car, motioned for the victim to pull over. Another individual in the back was seen wearing a clown mask, holding a torchlight, also motioning for the victim to pull over.

(Credit: Freeman Gan WT / Facebook)

During the cat and mouse chase, Freeman called 999 and described the incident to the police. The police warned him not to stop and to go straight to the police station if the situation persists.

Then at 8.10 am, he noticed that the car was gone when he stopped by at a crowded resting stop for breakfast.

Freeman and his wife, Grace Hsieh warned the public about the dangers of fake policemen using various creative ways to attempt a robbery.

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