A POLICE officer with the rank of assistant superintendent today pleaded not guilty in the Butterworth Sessions Court, Penang, to two counts of money laundering involving RM20,000.
Ameyrudin Ahmad Zuki, 41, made the plea before judge Zulhazmi Abdullah.
He is accused of concealing RM20,000, believed to be proceeds from unlawful activities, by depositing the money in bank accounts belonging to a friend, Shahirudin Mohamad.
The offences were allegedly committed in August 2018.
The charges were framed under section 4(1) (b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Ameyruddin faces up to 15 years in jail and a RM5 million fine, if found guilty.
He was allowed bail at RM10,000 on both charges and set December 20 for submission of documents.
Mohd Shahrom Idris was the deputy public prosecutor. Ameyrudin was represented by lawyer Y. Yogeswaran. – Bernama, October 21, 2022.