Search for missing woman leads cops to robbery suspects

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  • Saturday, 11 Nov 2006

AMPANG: Police investigating a missing person report not only found the missing woman – they also came across several suspects wanted for armed robberies, house break-ins and snatch thefts. 

The suspects, who were high on drugs when police stormed a condominium in Jalan Bukit Permai here, are also believed to be drug-traffickers. 

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amer Awal said police began their investigations based on several leads after the parents of a 25-year-old woman who had gone missing about three weeks ago sought police assistance to locate her. 

He said that based on information from a taxi driver who had driven the woman to the condominium, a police team led by the Ampang Jaya narcotics crime division chief Asst Supt Marvin Tan Seng Kian raided the premises, which was fitted with CCTV cameras, at 1.30pm on Thursday. 

SEIZED ITEMS: These are the weapons and objects found by police at the condominium in Ampang on Thursday. These items were displayed at a press conference on Friday.

He said the team found the missing woman in the condominium and also two men, aged 19 and 30, and another woman aged 23. 

ACP Amer said police recovered four apparatus used in taking syabu, two fake pistols, three parangs and a Rambo knife. 

The team also found a huge pile of plastic packets and several sealing stamps, which were believed to have been used to pack drugs, and a magnifying glass believed used to detect if the drugs were pure.  

“Although we did not find any drugs, we strongly believe that the suspects are traffickers and had just dispatched all the consignment,” he said, adding that the three arrested were also high on syabu

ACP Amer said that police discovered that the suspects were involved in several armed robberies at 4D outlets, house break-ins and snatch thefts. 

He said the three had been remanded for further investigations. 

ACP Amer added that the missing woman, who was unharmed and in good health, was reunited with her parents.  

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