The police have arrested three men who were involved in a truck theft and modification syndicate based around the Klang Valley area, earlier on 18th September (Saturday).
According to a news report published by Awani today (Tuesday, 21st September), all the suspects, aged between 39 and 41, were arrested through the Ops Lejang Kasuarina in Gombak, Selangor.
The director of Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department, Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan, said that the authorities also seized 12 lorries, engines and forklift trucks estimated to be worth RM2.8 million. During the operation, the police also seized a Shopee delivery truck containing various types of consignment items which were reported missing.
Abdul Jalil stated, “The syndicate operates by stealing the trucks, before disposing the Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, and also modifying the VIN (vehicle identification number) as well as the engine number to avoid detection before selling it to a third party or for its own use.” However, police are still tracking down the remaining members of the syndicate.
With that being said, the police official also asked those who have any information about the case to contact the nearest police station.