39yo serial offender with 38 criminal offenses nabbed for burglary, vehicle theft

Some of the tools used for burglaries seized from the suspect.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 27: A 39-year-old local man, with a history of 38 serious criminal offenses, was apprehended at his residence in Jalan Matang on suspicion of involvement in recent burglaries and vehicle thefts in Taman Long Seng, resulting in a loss of RM90,000.

Kuching Police District chief ACP Ahsmon Bajah revealed that the suspect was apprehended by a police team last Saturday (May 25) based on intelligence gathered.


“During the operation, police seized various items including an disassembled air gun, two ‘kwantao’ (swords), two machetes, two axes, a smartphone, and assorted tools, along with a stolen vehicle.

“Subsequent urine tests confirmed the suspect’s positive result for amphetamine and methamphetamine drugs. Additionally, the suspect has a history of 38 prior offenses related to drugs and violence,” he said in a statement yesterday (May 26).

The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code, which carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years along with fines, and under Section 379A of the Penal Code, which mandates a prison sentence ranging from one to seven years along with fines.

Ahsmon urged the public to report any information regarding criminal activities to the Kuching police headquarters via their call centre at 082-244444 or by visiting the nearest police station. — DayakDaily