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No Big Syndicate Involved In Vehicle Theft In Malaysia – Police

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by January 17, 2018 General

By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa

BANGKOK, Jan 17 (Bernama) — The arrest of cross-border vehicle theft syndicate mastermind Robin Hai or Nyo Ah Hai in 2014, and his subsequent sentencing by a Singapore court in June 2015, has had a profound impact on vehicle theft in Malaysia, according to Malaysian Federal Police CID principal assistant director Datuk Khairuldin Saad.

He said currently, such thefts were only being carried out on a small scale by local gangsters.

“There is no big syndicate (involved in vehicle theft in Malaysia). After Robin Hai was caught, the rate of the crime has declined,” he told Bernama here, recently.

The decline in the crime index for vehicle theft was also acknowledged by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

Robin Hai, who was based in Penang, had been involved in cross-border vehicle theft for years, and it was reported that between 2008 and 2013, the syndicate led by him was involved with stealing 176 cars worth RM19 million…..

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