SEREMBAN 2: Two men, together with their wives, were arrested last Wednesday following a police probe into a series of snatch thefts and burglaries in Seremban.
The four, aged between 22 and 31, were arrested at a rented house in Taman Nusa Intan near Paroi in a 4am raid following a tip-off from the public.
District chief of police Assistant Commissioner Thiew Hock Poh said police confiscated several items, believed to be stolen goods, including mobile phones, tablets, wallets, handbags, wristwatches and cash, together with tools used to carry out their illegal activities, including knives and hammers.
“Also confiscated were a motorcycle – which the two were believed to be using in their criminal activities – and a multi-purpose vehicle reported lost in Hulu Langat,” Thiew told a media conference.
Commenting further on the raid, he said the arrest has helped solve at least 10 cases of snatch thefts and burglary incidents in Seremban. “We also found small quantity of drugs – syabu, cannabis and eramine 5 pills.
“The case will be investigated under Sections 395 and 397 of the Penal Code, and Section 12(3) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.”
Thiew was speaking after the handing over of duty for the posts of district deputy chief of police and district head of criminal investigation division (CID) at the district police headquarters here.
At the event, former district deputy chief of police Superintendent Abdul Rahim Daud – who will be posted to Bukit Aman come January 5 – handed over his portfolio to Deputy Superintendent Sulizmie Affendi Sulaiman, who previously headed the district CID.
The latter’s portfolio has now been handed over to Assistant Superintendent A. Alagaesan.
-New Straits Times