Police hunt for man from Sibu after customs officer received death threat

Police mugshot of Yong King Ling

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Nov 27: Police are hunting for a man from Sibu, believed to be the mastermind of a death threat case involving a senior Royal Malaysian Custom Department’s (JKDM) officer.

Sarawak Commissioner of Police Datuk Aidi Ismail in a statement today, said following a report lodged by the customs officer, the Sarawak contingent special investigation division (D9) arrested three local individuals, aged between 35 and 39-years old, who were believed to be involved in the case.

“The police are still tracking down another suspect, Yong King Ling, from Taman Rejang Park in Sibu, who is still on the loose and believed to be the mastermind of the case,” he said.

“The motive of the case was believed to be related to a special operation conducted by the Kuching Customs department enforcement division in the state in early November where the operation was led by the senior customs officer,” he said.

Aidi disclosed all three suspects are remanded in custody for four-days until Dec 1, 2020 to assist in the investigation.

“Previous records showed that two of the suspects were involved in cases under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he added.

He said members of the public with information in regards to the wanted suspect can contact the investigating officer Inspector Ramle Husin (013-8968963) or come forward to any nearest police station.

“Two investigation papers were opened under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, which could lead to seven years imprisonment,” he said.

According to the statement, a senior customs officer lodged a police report at Gita police station on Nov 26, at about 12.05 pm.

The senior customs officer reported that he had received a brown envelope containing two live bullets together with a note with “Got 2 bullets, one long one short, which one you want” written on it, which was delivered to his house in Taman Perumahan, Jalan Matang. – DayakDaily.