Cops nab ‘Geng Amir Rais’ members
TELUK INTAN: Police have busted the “Geng Amir Rais”, which was involved in breaking into several houses in Bagan Datoh, with the arrest of seven men, including an Indonesian, on Tuesday.
The arrests followed a police report lodged by a victim who lost three laptops and cash from his house on Aug 4, Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said yesterday.
He said at 12.15pm on Tuesday, a police team stopped a car at the traffic light junction in Hutan Melintang and detained four people in it.
They also seized several tools believed to be used for breaking into houses, about RM2,240, three handphones and drugs from the car.
In a follow-up operation the same day, police arrested three others, including the Indonesian.
He said the gang is believed to be linked to five house breakin cases and two thefts of motorcycles in Hutan Melintang over the last few months.
Three of the gang members have previous criminal records while six were tested positive for methamphetamine and morphine.
The men, aged between 24 and 30, have been remanded until tomorrow to facilitate investigations.
IThe offence of giving false information under the Penal Code carries a six-month jail term or fine of RM2,000 or both, on conviction.