TEMERLOH: Police here have smashed a motorcycle theft gang with the arrest of three men aged between 20 and 23 and 13 students.
OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Fadzillah Mohamed said one of the suspects, aged 23, a drug addict, believed to be the mastermind of the gang, was arrested on September 18 at a house in Felda Jengka 19.
ACP Ahmad Fadzillah said police later detained the other 15 suspects and recovered six new motorcycles, four engines and 24 motorcycle frames.
“ He said the gang was believed to have been active since early this year.
“We had received numerous reports of the stolen motorcycles since January and started investigation to catch the culprits,” he said at a press conference.
ACP Ahmad Fadzillah said the gang was also active in the Maran district.
He said police were still looking for another two members of the gang who are only known as Bulit and Kojek.