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Stolen property: Comm Hamza (right) inspecting the seized motorcycles during a press conference in Kota Kinabalu together with Kota Kinabalu District Police Chief ACP Jauteh Dikun (centre) and deputy OCPD Supt M. Chandra.
KOTA KINABALU: The city police made a breakthrough in several major crime cases involving losses of more than RM1mil with the arrest of 22 people from three gangs recently.
Members of Geng We Chai and Geng Sinulihan, who specialised in vehicle and motorcycle thefts, and a house break-in duo were nabbed in several raids conducted since January.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said 12 men, aged between 22 and 53, from Geng We Chai were arrested in Taman Tanjung Aru, near here.
“Nine of them tested positive for drugs,” he said.
“This gang was involved in stealing vehicles around the city. We recovered 12 vehicles worth about RM315,000 under Ops Lejang.”
Eight of the 12 cars have been returned to their owners while the others are being kept at the police station as their engines had been modified.
For Geng Sinulihan, a group that targeted Honda EX5 motorcycles, all eight of its members, including a woman, aged between 19 and 48, were picked up in Kampung Sinulihan, Inanam.
Comm Hamza said nine motorcycles were recovered.
“We believe most of the cases involving stolen vehicles and motorcycles in the city have been solved with the arrest of these people from Geng We Chai and Geng Sinulihan,” he said.
Meanwhile, police raided a house in Kampung Sembulan Lama, near here, and picked up two men, aged 18 and 22, for multiple house break-ins involving more than RM720,000 in the state capital.
“However, police only recovered about RM50,000 worth of stolen items. We believe the rest have been sold,” Comm Hamza said.
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