Gang of lorry hijackers crippled


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 16 Aug 2003

BY BEH YUEN HUI

KUALA LUMPUR: The activities of a lorry hijacking gang have been crippled, after police foiled their “mission” to steal a trailer loaded with electronic components and computer parts near Dengkil. 

Two men, aged 30 and 40, have been picked up while the trailer, with the goods worth RM600,000 has been recovered. 

One of them is a restricted resident who ganged up with the others even while attending a court case here, said Federal CID assistant director (serious crimes), Asst Comm A. Thaiveegan. 

The gang was believed to have made off with millions of ringgit over the past two years by preying on lorries plying between Tanjung Malim and Seremban. 

The arrests followed a report by a trailer driver that he was waylaid by five parang-wielding men at about 4.30am on Tuesday at a rest area along the Elite Highway. 

ACP Thaiveegan said the gang tied the driver up and drove away in the trailer with him. 

He said the driver, who was slashed by the gang, was then forced into a car and dumped by the roadside in Klang. 

He was helped by passers-by to lodge a police report and seek treatment at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang. 

One of the men was picked up at Cameron Highlands. The car used during the incident was seized. 

 

ACP Thaiveegan said the other man was arrested in Lukut.  

The trailer was found at a warehouse in Port Klang. 

Police are seeking the public's help to find four men believed to be able to help in their investigations. 

 

They are S. Sivakumar @ Anasamy, IC No: 681120-05-5281, whose last known address is 14, Jalan Melati 11, Jejarom, Kuala Langat, Pahang; N. Yoganathan, IC No: 801015-10-5615, whose last known address is 4, Jalan Soon Huat, Lorong 5, Pandamaran 42, Klang, Selangor; M. Jeyaseelan, IC No: 710613-10-5769, whose last known address is 8, Jalan Seluang 3, Taman Sri Putra, Banting, Selangor and R. Sivaraja @ Siva @ Raja, IC No: 750510-05-5195, whose last known address is 4, Jalan Merpati 7, Taman Setia Jaya, Banting, Selangor. 

 

Those with information can call Asst Supt Abdul Rahim Ab Razak of the Federal CID department's serious crimes unit at 02-2262 7049.  


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