18 swiftlet nest farm break-in cases believed solved with 8 arrests

Police personnel escorting suspects into Miri Central police station (CPS) for questioning.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 30: Police believe they have solved 18 cases involving break-ins at several swiftlet nest farms in this division, including in Bintulu and Sibu with the arrest of eight local men from three gangs during a two-day operation.

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said suspects were picked up at several locations around here from April 29 until the wee hours of April 30.

The first suspect was detained during an operation conducted by Miri Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at 5.30pm on Monday (April 29).

Lim said five suspects were detained on that day.

“The police also discovered and seized a CCTV decoder and an adapter from one of them,” he added.

Meanwhile, three other suspects were arrested at Kampung Senadin Jaya Lutong at 1.54am today.

“All these suspects are from three different groups (“John”; “Boy” and “Billy”) and were highly active in breaking into swiflet nest farms in Miri, Bintulu and Sibu since 2018,” Lim disclosed.

Preliminary investigations revealed that these groups were selling their ill-gotten gains in Sarikei, Miri and Bintulu. — DayakDaily