More Tai Long gang members nabbed


Hot items: Supt Tok (centre) showing some of the jewellery confiscated during the raid in Kulai.

KULAI: Three more members of the notorious Tai Long gang, including a woman, have been nabbed over a series of house break-ins in Kulai in the past two months.

Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the suspects were Rohingyas, with only one of them having the identification card issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The trio, aged between 27 and 30, were arrested during raids on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We deployed a team to conduct six raids around Kulai and arrested the two Rohingya men and woman.

“We also confiscated items believed to be stolen, including vehicles worth RM100,000,” he told reporters at the Kulai District Police Headquarters here yesterday.

Other seized items were smartphones, laptops and jewellery.

Investigation showed that the trio were involved in 15 burglaries around Bandar Putra Kulai.

The raids, said Supt Tok, were carried out following a report by a woman lodged on May 16 for burglary in which she lost valuables amounting to RM7,000.

The detention of the trio is related to an earlier arrest of three Myanmar nationals on April 28, also for house break-ins.

“We believe they have been staying in the country for a long time based on their ability to speak Bahasa Malaysia fluently.

“Police are also on the hunt for the remaining three members of the gang, known as ‘Hassan’, ‘Rahman’ and ‘Baya’,” Supt Tok said.

“Their modus operandi was to park their Perodua Myvi in front of their victim’s house, climb over the fence, break the front door lock, ransack and flee,” said Supt Tok.

He said the suspects have been remanded until June 3.

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