Car-jacking gang bites the dust as police seize 10 stolen luxury cars

KUALA LUMPUR: A car-jacking gang which targeted luxury cars since 2016 has come to a dead end with the arrest of the suspected mastermind and eight accomplices.

This followed several raids which were mounted on March 6 in the Klang Valley, leading to the seizure of 10 stolen luxury cars and a motorcycle, along with 11 pieces of what is believed to be fake road tax.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the suspects, aged between 18 and 38, belonged to the 'Geng Ateng' which was active in vehicle theft in the federal capital, Selangor, Pahang and Negri Sembilan.

He said the police also seized 15 plastic packets suspected to be syabu, 24 eramin-5 pills and a straw tube believed to have contained 3.23g of heroin.

Speaking at a press conference in the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters here today, Mazlan said the modus operandi of the group was to target luxury vehicles whose engines were left running while the drivers stopped at petrol stations.

He said the suspects were remanded until Tuesday to facilitate investigations. — Bernama