Six arrested for stealing pigs and shotguns in Sibu

The pig parts which were seized.

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SIBU, Dec 4: Six persons including two women have been detained for theft and possessing weapons.

According to Sibu District police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, at about 1.30pm yesterday, a 33-year-old canteen operator in an oil palm estate in Durin was informed by his father that someone had encroached onto their pig farm.

“At about 5.30pm on the same day, the complainant together with three others and assisted by a security guard of the estate, inspected a passenger car which was parked in the estate,” he revealed.

They saw four men and two women inside the car.

“When they made a more thorough check, they found two pigs which had been slaughtered and cut into several pieces, and two shotguns in the car,” he added.

Stanley also revealed the complainant believed that the animals were from his farm and that the shotguns belonged to the complainant’s grandfather.

Loss were estimated at RM1,600.

The police arrested the six suspects and seized the shotguns, the two pigs which had been cut into pieces, five ‘parang’ and the car.

The case is being investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft and Section 39 of the Fireams Act 1960. — DayakDaily