Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay

By Ernalisa Othman

JOHOR BAHRU – Johor District Police Chief, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay verified that 12 more enforcers of various ranks have been arrested in Op Pelican 3.0 Nicky Gang recently.

They, who are aged between 36 and 49 years-old were arrested between 21 April and today.

It was known that all of them have became stooges to protect the illegal activities of Nicky Gang, that was involved in money-laundering cases and Macau Scam.

“They are 10 police officers and 2 staff from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“The police consisted of one Superintendent, two Deputy Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents (3) and Inspectors (4) who work in Bukit Aman, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.

“Meanwhile, the officers from MACC work in Putrajaya,” he said in a news conference today.

Ayob said, all enforcers arrested have been remanded for 28 days and investigation is ongoing under Section 130V until Section 130ZB of the Penal Code, Chapter VIB – Organised Crime of the Penal Code and Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) 2012.

“The Johor police will continue to investigate, following the recent arrest and if we get new names, we will execute the subsequent operation.

“The total arrest today is 12. We arrested 52 earlier, thus, a total of 64 individuals have been arrested,” he said.

Earlier, the Johor Police exposed the organised crime activities by Nicky Gang and arrested 68 individuals in 70 raids within eight days since 20 March, through Ops Pelican 3.0 around the Klang Valley.

Besides the arrests, the police also confiscated RM773,145.78 in cash, eight luxury vehicles including Rolls-Royce with a total value of RM6.67 million.

In that operation, the group leader Nicky Liow Soon Hee, 33, who is also the founder of Winner Dynasty Group managed to flee with eight bags of cash with him.

The police also revealed that 34 officers and enforcers are believed to have abetted Nicky Gang, including leaking information so that the man could escape.

The gang is believed to have offered women, vehicles and monthly or one-off payment to the enforcers to protect its illegal activities.

On 9 April 2021, 14 individuals including four Chinese nationals were charged at the Sessions Court in Petaling Jaya for their involvement in this criminal gang. –MalaysiaGazette