Kuala Lumpur: A luxury car theft group was blown up after the police confiscated five stolen cars worth about 1 million ringgit. After the raids in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan from May 1 to 10, 11 men and 2 foreign women were also arrested.
Kuala Lumpur Deputy Police Chief Datuk Yong Lei Chou said that the vehicles were Alphard, two Toyota Hilux, one Ford Ranger Raptor and one Toyota Fortuner. “We believe that the group has been active since 2018 and was responsible for the theft of 62 luxury cars worth RM6.2 million.
She said at the Sentul Police Headquarters yesterday: “You also have a network in Klangtal and neighboring countries.” She added that the group will target luxury cars by copying remote control frequencies. “When the cars are smuggled to Kelantan, The group will use GPS Jammers to block GPS signals,” she said.
DCP Yong said that each group member received compensation of up to RM2,500 for each stolen car. “We believe that there is a group planner among those arrested. She said: “We are hunting down the rest of the group. “The price of each stolen vehicle smuggled into neighboring countries is about 35,000 ringgit. “