SEREMBAN: Police have crippled a syndicate involved in the theft of pick-up trucks following the arrests of three suspects.
State CID chief ACP Norazman Mohamad Yusof said the three aged between 21 and 31 were detained in Genting Highlands and have admitted to the theft of 10 vehicles.
"We had formed a special team upon receiving many reports on the thefts of the vehicles.
"After carrying out surveillance work, we managed to arrest the three in Genting Highlands on Sept 7," he said, adding that the suspects were from here and Port Dickson.
He said police have also seized a car and vehicle break-in tools from the suspects.
ACP Norazman said the suspects have admitted that they began their stealing spree since the beginning of the year.
"We are still trying to trace the stolen vehicles as well as the other members of their gang," he said.
He said preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicles were sold to another syndicate outside Negri Sembilan.
"We believe the cars were sold at a lower price compared with the market value," he said, adding that the three were being investigated under the Prevention of Crime Act.
On a separate matter, ACP Norazman said police were looking for three individuals to assist in its probe into two murders here.
They were Seh Woon Loong 46, Wong Chun Yuen, 31, and K. Nagarajan 30.
Both Seh and Wong were from here while Nagarajan is from Nilai.
The murders were reported in 2015 and 2016.
He said anyone with information on Seh and Wong can contact DSP Ahmad Jamaludin at 013-293 5122, and those who knew Nagarajan's whereabouts can call ASP Rashid Kasim at 012-518 3594.