Bintulu police smash motorcycle theft gang

One of the suspects detained during ‘Ops Lejang’, where a stolen motorcycle was recovered.

By Brad Rantayy

BINTULU, Feb 16: Police believed they have smashed a gang of illegal immigrants who has been stealing motorcycles with the arrest of three suspects on Thursday.

They were aged between 19 and 31.


Two other members of the 5-member gang were arrested on Feb 11 and 12, also during `Ops Lejang’. They were aged 18 and 26.

In the latest arrest, police recovered a motorcycle frame, a motorcycle and a motorcycle engine — all stolen goods.

These two suspects were caught in Tatau, where a motorcycle frame and motorcycle engine were recovered.

When contacted, Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili said a team led by Insp Nixon Malang found the motorcycle in an orchard in Jalan Kuala Tatau, while the frame and engine were recovered from an estate in Tatau.

He added that the motorcycle was reported missing on Dec 17 last year, while the frame and engine were reported stolen on Christmas Day, 2018.

Supt Zulkipli said the arrest of the three suspects followed the detention of the two suspects on Feb 11 and 12 at Bintulu Bazaar.

The case is being investigated under Section 379A of the Penal Code for motorcycle theft and Section 6(1)( c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for entering the country without valid documents. — DayakDaily