Rarely do we hear cerebral crimes in local news, especially with one that has the like of an epic heist movie.
SadlyThankfully, it did not end well for the robbers.
It is an organized crime with a lot of planning and precise coordination among the accomplices. The Star reported today (Jan 31) that five men were arrested amidst smuggling out injection moulding machines worth RM3.4 million.
Two men were caught at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 and they sold out their accomplices by telling the police where the other three were. There is no honour among thieves. Remember that, guys 😂.
“We launched an investigation and arrested two suspects at around 10am on Wednesday (Jan 30) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2).
“The two then led us to the arrest of three others at a warehouse, only 3km away from the factory they robbed,” said North Klang OCPD Asst Comm Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh.
Nurulhuda revealed that the heist took place on Jan 26 where a factory near Bandar Sultan Suleiman, Port Klang was robbed. According to Harian Metro, nine gigantic machines were stolen from the factory and these machines are used to mould plastics.
If you are wondering how on earth did they steal nine gigantic machines from a guarded factory, their plan will not disappoint you. Nurulhuda said the investigations found that three of the robbers posed as Tenaga Nasional (TNB) technicians to gain access to the factory.
“They are armed with knives and the trio tied two security guards up and had them blindfolded. The factory was not in operation during the heist,” said Nurulhuda.
Out of the five suspects, two of them are owners of a warehouse. After successfully stealing the machines, they transported them to the warehouse which is just 3km away from the plastic factory, Kosmo reported.
All suspects do not have prior criminal records and they age between 27 to 48.
“The group had sold all the machines to a buyer in China for RM900,000, but our checks revealed that each machine was worth RM400,000 brand new.
“They received the money and were planning to smuggle the items out of the country,” added the officer.
The suspects will be detained for five days and the case will be investigated under Section 397 of the Penal Code for armed robbery or with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt and Section 395 in relation to gang-robbery.
If convicted, they could face imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years and are liable to whipping.
It sure sounded like a lot of precisions are needed in making the heist a success. The truck, the warehouse, the technicians’ clothes… Good job PDRM on stopping the robbers!
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