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Bagged: Workers repackaging the potatoes at the warehouse in Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh.
SHAH ALAM: Cops have smashed a potato theft ring with the arrest of seven men and seizure of about RM100,000 worth of the tuber.
The potatoes, imported from China, were stolenfrom a container lorry at a warehouse in Taman Klang Jaya on Saturday.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the thieves had actually stolen two container lorries from the warehouse, but the second one was empty.
“Following a lead, we tracked down one of the thieves to a petrol station in Bandar Sultan Sulaiman around 7pm on Tuesday,” he said at a press conference at the state police headquarters yesterday.
He said the thief then led police to the two lorries, which had been emptied and abandoned separately at Kota Kemuning and Kota Damansara.
SAC Mohd Adnan said police then raided a warehouse, where the potatoes were being re-packaged, at Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh around 2pm on Wednesday.
“We arrested six other individuals, including the warehouse owner.
“We believe he runs a legitimate business selling various goods but also fences stolen groceries like potatoes,” SAC Mohd Adnan said.
Two of the seven arrested, aged between 26 and 38, are from Bangladesh and Thailand.
SAC Mohd Adnan said police were tracking down two other members of the gang.
“They are Mohd Khairil Anuar Mustakim (photofit, above), 31, and Amir Yaasiin Muhd Hussain, 30.”
Those with information on the two are urged to contact the police, he added.
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