TANGKAK: Police have found the chopped-up body of a teenage boy in five plastic bags near Kampung Kesang Laut here.
Tangkak OCPD Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said that police were alerted to the crime by a person who discovered an ankle while clearing the yard of his house on Sunday afternoon.
"The five plastic bags containing body parts were found in a drain near the house while the head was discovered a few metres away, buried in the ground," he said.
Supt Mohad Idris added that it is believed that the victim was murdered about three days ago based on the condition of the remains.
"The police have yet to identify the identity of the victim as no identification cards were found," he said.
He however added that a 19-year-old suspect was arrested a hour after the police received the report.
Those with information can contact the state police hotline at 07-2212999 or lodge a report at the nearest police station.
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