Miri Police busted car theft syndicate, recovering 7 Bruneian cars

Lim (right) with his officers showing one of the seized cars to the media.

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Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 2: Seven stolen cars bearing Brunei registration numbers worth RM200,000 have been recovered and seized following the arrests of five local men in a two-week operation carried out by the police.

According to Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, all suspects were detained in separate locations in Miri since the operation started on Feb 19.

“One of the suspects has 10 criminal records including drug abuse besides car theft,” said Lim at a press conference held today at Miri Central Police station (CPS).

Lim said the police are  still tracking down the remaining members of the syndicate dubbed ‘Ah Haw Gang’.

“Their modus operandi was targeting at those foreign cars parked for a long period of time at the Miri Airport,” he said.

Lim added that the suspects used a special tool that they bought via online to unlock the cars’ alarm before breaking into the vehicles.

“With the arrest of this group, we believe to have solved 15 cases involving car theft in this city for the past few months,” he said. — DayakDaily