Johor cops solve RM2.7m hijack case


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 15 Jul 2004

BY MARSHA TAN

JOHOR BARU: Police have solved the RM2.7mil hijacking case, which occurred in January, with the arrest of six more suspects two weeks ago.  

Johor deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Anuar Md Zain said police raided a house at Taman Sri Pulai here and arrested a suspect who was found in possession of the stolen IC chips on June 30. 

He said following the arrest, police picked up five other men here the same day.  

“Police were then led to recover RM1.1mil worth of the stolen goods in a house in Simpang Renggam,” he told reporters yesterday. 

On Jan 14, a lorry laden with IC chips was on its way from Singapore to Bangi, Selangor, when it was hijacked at the Tangkak toll plaza in Muar.  

Two weeks later, two men were arrested in connection with the case.  

SAC Mohd Anuar said police also recovered 200 Sony SCR DVDs, 55 Sony Screen DVDs, 31,097 microchips, 3,500 Giant PLWN computer chips, a knife and a blue ski mask. 

In an unrelated matter, a 46-year-old woman, her two children and a friend, were arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal bookmaking on horse races and football matches in Singapore. 

The woman, her 19-year-old daughter, 15-year-old son and a 21-year-old man – believed to be the daughter’s boyfriend - were arrested on Friday during a raid on a house at Jalan Rumah Pangsa 3 in Kulai at 8.50pm.  

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