Syndicate cannibalising stolen vehicles smashed

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 12 Apr 2003

KAJANG: Police have smashed another major syndicate that cannibalised stolen vehicles worth millions of ringgit after raiding its workshops and warehouses here. 

The syndicate, believed to have been in operation for over two years, was said to have used the workshops to cannibalise stolen vehicles and sell the spare parts to motor repair shops and accessory dealers. 

Police found car parts worth RM5mil and arrested the workshop's 45-year-old supervisor and three workers, including a Bangladeshi, in the 2.30pm raid on Thursday. 

The parts were from 130 dismantled cars, mostly Mercedes Benzes, a large number of spare parts and accessories including engine blocks, chassis, car seats and tyres in five premises of Ezatan Enterprise at the 17.6th kilometre of Jalan Cheras near Bandar Sungai Long. 

Six stolen cars – two Perodua Kancil, a Mercedes Benz, an Audi, a Toyota Corona and a Jaguar – were also recovered from the premises. 

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Abu Bakar Mustaffa said the cars were confiscated and taken to the Kajang district police headquarters for further inspection. 

He said a 10-man police team from Kajang headed by C/Insp Buyung Baijuri ambushed the premises following a tip-off from the public. 

“According to the suspects aged between 19 and 45, the owner has gone outstation. We will investigate,” he said.  

He urged those with information on the workshop's activities to call Kajang district CID chief Deputy Supt Zainuddin Ahmad at 03- 8736 2222.  

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