SHAH ALAM, May 29 (Bernama) - Police arrested four men and recovered 43
stolen vehicles in a raid on an old factory at Simpang Empat, Taiping, Perak on
Selangor deputy police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the raiding party
found 800 lorry and car doors, 16 cars and 27 lorries hidden in the premise.
"The raid followed the theft of a lorry in Rawang at 4am the same day. The
lorry owner informed police and followed the his stolen lorry until Taiping
where it was abandoned.
"Police then saw several men in three cars arrive and took the stolen lorry
to Simpang Empat," he told a press conference at Selangor police contingent here
Thaiveegan said the four men arrested were local and a Bangladeshi aged
between 20 and 31 years who were busy dismantling components of stolen vehicles.
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Initial investigation found that the syndicate was using the old factory to
mislead authorities and hide the vehicles stolen in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Police believed that the syndicate was responsible for losses worth more
than RM1 million.
Thaiveegan said the suspects were remanded until tomorrow and the case is
investigated under Section 379 (A) of Penal Code which provides for maximum
seven years'' jail and fine .
"We are investigating the owner of the premise, tracking 10 individuals and
looking into possibility that they are linked to a syndicate crippled in
February in a raid in Kampung Air Putih, Simpang, Perak.
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