Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Incorruptible" real police arrest corrupt fake police

Jakarta Police have arrested four alleged members of a group of thugs that specialize in posing as police officers to extort money from victims.

“These suspects have been held responsible over two cases, in which they had extorted Rp 178 million [US$19,400] and Rp 140 million from their respective victims,” Jakarta police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said on Wednesday.

The group members, only identified as IS, CS, T and AS, allegedly posed as police officers whenever they met their targeted victims.

After a short introduction, he said, the suspects usually took their victims for a ride, threatening them with weapons and taking their money before dumping them at random places, like toll roads.

Rikwanto said the police have confiscated cars, firearms and money.