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Two more suspects who set off fire crackers, obstruct police detained

Two more local men who were suspected to be involved in setting off fire crackers which injured a resident last Friday in Taman Serdang Jaya, Seri Kembangan, near here, were detained yesterday.

With the detentions of the two men, the number of suspects who were detained over the incident, to date, stood at 10 individuals.

Serdang district police chief, ACP Razali Abu Samah said the two suspects were detained in Jalan Bandar Kinrara 5, Puchong, here, in a raid.

He said both of them were suspected to be involved in throwing lighted fire crackers which injured a victim at the location of the incident, other than uttering threats when reprimanded by the victim.

‘’Both of them were also involved together with eight other individuals who were detained on Sunday after provoking the police when they tried to disperse an open burning of fire crackers in Taman Serdang Jaya here.

‘’Both the suspects were remanded three days from today to help in investigations under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation,’’ he said in a statement today.

Yesterday, Bernama reported that eight individuals, aged 27 to 53 years old, were detained after burning fire crackers and obstructing policemen in the line of duty as viraled through a video recording on the social media.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Four arrested, 379 kg ketum leaves seized in Kuala Nerang

— Police arrested four men, including a Thai national, and seized 13 sacks containing ketum leaves weighing 379 kg at a rubber plantation in Durian Burung, near here, yesterday.

Padang Terap district police chief DSP Mulkiaman Manzar said all the suspects, aged between 22 and 27, were arrested by a team of Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) personnel from Kem Sahara, Durian Burung at 3 pm.

“Members of MAF who were conducting Op Benteng came across four suspects who were standing in front of the pile of sacks. As they were approaching, all the suspects tried to escape but were arrested by MAF personnel.

“An inspection of the sack found transparent plastic bags containing ketum leaves in which each sack is estimated to weigh 30 kg,” he told a press conference here, today.

Mulkiaman said investigation found that all the suspects were hired by an individual known as ‘Pak Lang’ to bring the ketum leaves from the Malaysian border to Thailand through a rat route for RM50 per sack.

“The 27-year-old Thai man is believed to act as both a guide and middleman to bring the ketum leaves into his country. They have been carrying out this smuggling activity for almost six months at the request of middlemen.

“We believe they move the ketum leaves at night using motorcycles. Their location is also constantly changing to evade detection by the authorities and they are able to smuggle 15 sacks of ketum leaves into Thailand in a week,” he said.

He said four motorcycles were also seized suspected of being used to carry out the smuggling activities.

He said all the suspects were remanded for four days starting today and were investigated under Section 30 (3) of the Poisons Act 1952.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Police nab five ‘Ah Long’ for keeping victim captive

— Five men were arrested by the police after locking up, beating and threatening a male victim for violating the terms of the automatic teller machine (ATM) card agreement with illegal loan sharks (Ah Long) on Nov 7.

North Seberang Perai district police chief (SPU) ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said a complaint lodged by a man that his younger brother had been held by Ah Longs on Nov 6 led to the arrests of the five local men at a house in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

“The complainant reported that his brother was held by the five suspects at a house near Sungai Petani, Kedah for owing Ah Longs.

“Based on the information obtained, police raided a house in Sungai Petani on Nov 7 at about 4.30 pm and arrested all the suspects and rescued the victim,” he told a press conference here, today.

He said, the results of the investigation found that the suspects admitted to locking and beating the victim for violating the conditions of ‘renting’ an automatic teller machine (ATM) card.

‘’A police investigation found that the victim had made a new ATM card and taken out a sum of money from a bank account which was given to him by one of the suspects, without prior approval.

‘’The victim was then called for a discussion with one of the suspects at the house but instead he was locked up, assaulted, threatened and forced to settle a RM3,000 loan,’’ he said.

Noorzainy said police also seized some ATM cards, parang, metal rod, homemade sword and several cellphones.

In another development, Noorzainy said police also crippled a drug distributing activity after arresting four local individuals including a woman, aged 26 to 43 years old, and seized drugs worth RM40,729 during a raid at an apartment in Jalan Harbour, here, on Nov 6.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Police rearrest 22 Macau Scam suspects in Perak

— Twenty two Macau scam suspects held by police in Perak at the end of month were rearrested today to assist investigation into other fraud cases.

Perak Commercial CID chief Supt Hasbullah Abd Rahman said the remand since Oct 30 for all the individuals aged between 18 and 27 ended today.

“Today all of them were rearrested on other cases which are still on cheating and we will be submitting their remand order tomorrow to assist investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

On Tuesday, Perak acting police chief Datuk Goh Boon Keng in a media statement said the Commercial CID of Perak and Bukit Aman succeeded in smashing a Macau scam syndicate involving 76 cases with losses amounting to RM111 million in the last two years.

The syndicate based in Malaysia, targeted locals as victims was crippled in a raid at a condominium in Seri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur which has been turned into a call centre.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Three Bangladeshis nabbed for illegally confining countryman

— Police have arrested three Bangladeshi men for allegedly tying up one of their countrymen in a flat in Tropicana Selatan here yesterday for the purpose of extorting RM30,000 from him.

District police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the suspects, aged between 33 and 46, were nabbed when police raided the flat to free the man they had illegally confined.

He said another Bangladeshi man had alerted the police to the incident after being contacted by the victim.

“The victim, who works in a sundry shop in Damansara owned by one of the suspects, has not been paid his salary for three months and has been accused of taking money from the shop,” he said in a statement today.

He said the suspects have been remanded for three days until tomorrow.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Newborn baby found in undergrowth

— A gardener found a newborn baby boy in undergrowth in Bukit Katil here today, according to the police.

Melaka Tengah Police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said tonight the infant, weighing 2.2 kg and with the umbilical cord intact, was found by the 50-year-old gardener at about 3 pm at Jalan Sidang Hassan 1.

The gardener was informed by a relative of a baby’s cries as he was resting at his home, about 50 metres from where the baby was later found, he said.

Afzanizar said the baby was sent to hospital for a medical examination and is reported to be in good health.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

EAIC concludes investigation on Macau Scam, online gambling syndicates suspect

The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has completed an investigation into the actions of a suspect in a Macau Scam and online gambling syndicates who escaped by climbing the back fence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building in Putrajaya on Oct 11.

EAIC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said all parties involved had given their full co-operation to the EAIC.

“The findings of the EAIC investigation and decision have been submitted to the Attorney General’s Chambers in accordance with paragraph 30 (1) (c) of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Act 700) for further action,” he said in a statement today.

Earlier, on Oct 13, the MACC confirmed that a suspect in a money laundering syndicate linked to the business of several celebrities in the country, escaped when he was about to be re-arrested under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959.

Following that, on Oct 16, the police revealed the details of the suspect wanted by the police to assist in investigations into three cases involving the organisation of online gambling around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

He added that the suspect is believed to be the co-ordinator of Macau Scam activities in China.

On Oct 27, the suspect was arrested according to POCA with a woman, believed to be a Chinese national, at a hotel in a resort in Pahang.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency