REMBAU (Bernama): Police arrested five local men for allegedly fleeing with 58 bulls from a farm in Kampung Kendong Baru here on Friday (Aug 30).
Rembau police chief DSP Anuar Bakri Abdul Salam said the suspects aged, between 29 and 51, were arrested in a special operation by the criminal investigations department (CID) and the D9 CID branch of the Negri Sembilan and Kuala Kangsar (Perak) police on Tuesday (Sept 3).
"In the operation, police seized 41 bulls, four mobile phones and a Toyota Vios. All the suspects have been remanded for six days from Tuesday to assist in investigations.
"Police believe that with the arrest and the seized animals, they have succeeded in solving the case and crippling a syndicate that has been stealing livestock in Negri Sembilan and the southern part of the peninsula.
"The authorities are still continuing their investigations to nab suspects still at large, ” he said in a statement here Thursday (Sept 5).
Anuar Bakri said in the incident at about 10pm on Friday, a livestock farm owner, in his police report, stated that seven to eight suspects armed with sharp weapons came to his farm where they tied and blindfolded five workers and escaped with the 58 bulls using a trailer.
"Losses were estimated at about RM200,000. The case is being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code," said Anuar Bakri.
Meanwhile, he said police were looking for Chandran Rajah (IC No: 871224-38-5039), whose last known address was at 32, Jalan 1/5, Saujana Puchong Section 9, Puchong, Selangor, to assist in investigations.
Those with information on the individual can call the nearest police station or Rembau Police at 06-685 1999 or Inspector Muhammad Danial Abd Rohim at 013-222 6085. - Bernama