Woman's murder, robberies solved with arrest of 6

KUALA LUMPUR - Police believe they have solved the murder of a 29-year-old woman and three robbery cases following the arrest of six suspects.

At 12.20pm on Monday, a raiding police team picked up two men and a woman, a Thai national, from a hotel in Jalan Sarawak here. City police chief Senior Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mohmad Salleh said checks on the hotel room revealed that the suspects, aged between 31 and 41, had a taser gun and 21 air cartridges.

"Later, one of the suspects brought the police to a house in Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat, where they found a revolver and three bullets hidden inside a cupboard," he said during a press conference at the police headquarters here.

During a follow-up raid yesterday morning, the 31-year-old suspect took the police to an apartment in Shah Alam where they found another gun loaded with 11 bullets and a hand grenade hidden inside a sealed box.

Mohmad said three other men, aged between 25 and 30, were arrested at the apartment.

He said the group was believed to be involved in robberies around Gombak, Subang Jaya, and Shah Alam.

"The suspects have also been remanded to assist in investigations of a recent murder case in Sungai Pelek, Selangor," he said, referring to the discovery of a body of a woman on March 3.

The body had a gun shot wound to the head.

Mohmad said the six suspects were remanded until tomorrow to facilitate investigations.

Police also seized mobile phones, a knife, a hammer, a Proton Waja and a Toyota Vios from them.

Mohmad said the city police had nabbed 85 suspects for various offences since Special Ops Cantas, targeting street crime, was launched last Friday.

"A total of 83 men and two women had been picked up for vehicle theft, gambling, drugs and other offences."

A total of 1,866 individuals and 579 vehicles were inspected in the four-day operation.

Mohmad said the police hoped to reduce the numbers of street crimes in tourist areas.