Selangor cops bring down car-theft syndicate

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin points to some of the luxury vehicles seized.

SHAH ALAM: Selangor police announced today that they have busted a syndicate that had been stealing luxury vehicles in the state since January this year.

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin said they nabbed eight individuals, including two foreign women, aged 36 to 52 last month.

They also seized eight vehicles worth RM2 million including three Toyota Vellfires, an Alphard and a Harrier, as well as the equipment used by the thieves.

Noor Azam said the suspects were remanded today to facilitate investigations while the two foreigners were detained under the Immigration Act.

“We believe they had been stealing vehicles for the last three months,” he said in a press conference here.

He added that the vehicles would be sold in neighbouring countries like Thailand, where there is a demand.

According to him, the syndicate the police busted was one of three brought down in recent months.

To date, 15 individuals have been arrested and 12 luxury vehicles seized.