SELAYANG: A group of men aged between 18 and 38 was charged in the Sessions Court for involvement in the notorious organised crime gang known as Geng Emi Keju.
The suspects arrived at the court complex here in two police trucks amidst heavy police security at 8.45am yesterday.
Eighteen of them were charged under Section 130V(1) of the Penal Code for participation in the crime organisation.
They are Zairy Huzaimy Md Akhir, Muhammad Khairuddin Osman, Amirul Rezky Md Akhir, Muhamad Norrazak Azmi, Jazli Jamal, Mohamad Habib Abdul Jabar, Abdul Rahman Mohamed Daud, Muhammad Neshril Rustam, Makmur Saleng, Muhammad Ikmal Aizam Azwani, Muhammad Nur Farhan Sutarman, Muhammad Arif Aiman Mohd Rasol Ambia, Farizuwan Baharom, Nor Azuwan Hafifi Md Akhir, Mohamad Firdaues Azwani, Affandy Hardey, Muhamad Imran Abdullah and Mohammad Kahirul Azhar Abdullah. They allegedly committed the offence at Lot 3576, Kampung Indian Settlement, Jalan Bunga Raya 3, Batu Caves between 2017 and 2019. They face between five and 20 years’ jail if convicted.
The 19th accused, Mohamad Yusuf Mat Nasir, was charged under Section 130W of the Penal Code for assisting the gang members at Warta Lama Pasar Borong Selayang between Dec 22 and Dec 23, 2017.
He faces a maximum of 10 years in jail upon conviction.
No plea was recorded as the charges were under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act where the cases would be tried in the High Court.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad did not offer bail and asked the court to fix the same mention date for all accused. Judge Syafeera Mohd Said fixed Oct 9 for mention.
After the proceeding ended, family members of the accused gathered outside of the courtroom to catch a glimpse of them.
(Only one family member of each accused was allowed to be present during the proceeding.)
As the families waited for the men to emerge from the court, a commotion took place when a woman, whose son was one of the 19, screamed at the police for not allowing her to see him.
A police officer was overheard telling her to meet her son at the Sungai Buloh prison. Her husband tried to calm her down but the woman remained hysterical.
As they stood next to a lockup wall, her son was heard yelling from inside telling his mother to go home.
“Baliklah, mak!” he said.
The 19 men were later taken to Sungai Buloh prison in police trucks.
It was reported that Geng Emi Keju ended its run after the members were caught by police following a three-year surveillance.
The leader and his gang members were detained separately in a special operations conducted by Selangor police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Bukit Aman’s CID Organised Crime Investigation (D14).Its 32-year-old ringleader who goes by the nickname of Emi Keju headed the gang, which was formed in 2013. He was arrested in June.
It is said that Emi Keju was a former student of Henry Gurney School, a juvenile detention centre in Melaka. The police had described him as a highly intelligent person.
Emi Keju recruited more than 25 members, who included his three younger brothers as well as his close friends.
Federal CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed had previously said the gang evolved from a small-time armed robbery gang using machetes to target individuals to possessing firearms to rob goldsmith shops in supermarkets and cash-laden security vans.
The gang is believed to have committed more than 50 armed robberies with the loot estimated to exceed RM4mil.