Three nabbed in Johor for stealing cables

KULAI: Three men have been arrested for stealing cables and telecommunication components in Air Bemban here.

Kulai OCPD Supt Tan Seng Lee said two separate raids were carried out in the Bukit Batu area from 8.30am until 12.30pm on Wednesday (May 22).

“The suspects, aged 32 to 43, were believed to be involved in at least six other cable and telecommunication component thefts in the Kulai area.

“When we arrested them, we also seized a car, three mobile phones and parts believed to be stolen from telecommunication substations,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (May 23).

He added that one of the suspects had two prior criminal and drug records while another possessed eight such priors.

The three also tested positive for methamphetamine.

“They were placed under remand for four days until Sunday (May 26) to assist in investigations and we are finding out if they were involved in other criminal cases in and out of Kulai,” added Supt Tan.

The suspects are being investigated under Section 431A of the Penal Code for committing mischief by cutting any electric telegraph cable, wire, line, post, instrument or apparatus for signalling, as well as Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for self-administering dangerous drugs.

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