Zambian woman escapes from Malaysian police custody
SERDANG – A Zambian woman escaped police custody in Malaysia using a getaway car, according to Asian News-network.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said the 37-year-old woman, identified as Betty Chilleshe, was to have been charged with drug offences when she escaped at about 11am on Tuesday.
“She managed to run while police personnel were removing her handcuffs. She ran from the first floor of the building into an awaiting car outside,” he said.
Chilleshe was taken to the court from the PJ police headquarters in a police vehicle.
On arrival, the woman was ushered into the court compound with other suspects and their handcuffs were removed. Suddenly, Chilleshe, who was described as big sized, was reported to have dashed off towards the exit and escaped.
The woman was detained two weeks ago in Damansara for drug trafficking.
Expressing shock over the incident, ACP Arjunaidi said police would go all out to track down the suspect.
“Two police personnel who escorted the woman are now under investigations,” he said.
He urged those with information to contact Assistant t Superintendent t Lim Chee Khoon at 012-3151919.