SHAH ALAM - Police busted a luxury vehicle theft syndicate after seizing eight vehicles worth more than RM1.5mil (S$540,000).
Seven syndicates members, five of which had criminal records, were also detained in several swoops in Sungai Buloh and Cheras on Tuesday.
"We have been tracking this group for quite some time and finally we have them.
"We believe this group has been active in the Klang Valley as far back as 2005," Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah told a press conference on Wednesday.
Among the vehicles seized were several MPVs, including Toyota Vellfire and Toyota Estima and four-wheel drives.
SAC Mohd Adnan said the syndicate kept the stolen vehicles in several locations, including housing areas and warehouses.
"We discovered that five of the vehicles were confirmed stolen while three others had their chasis number altered.
"However, we have no doubt that the three vehicles were stolen as well," he said.
He said the successful operation could not have occurred without the assistance of the public in supplying information.