Police nab “duk Sembulan” robbery gang members

KOTA KINABALU: Police have arrested four men believed to be members of the “duk Sembulan” group involved in 10 robbery and burglary cases around Karamunsing, in two separate raids last Saturday and Wednesday.

Kota Kinabalu district police chief ACP Habibi Majinji said the first suspect was arrested on Sept 5 at 3pm at Jalan Sang Kancil and items used during the break-ins were seized.

The arrest was made after a female victim lodged a police report after being robbed on Sept 3 at about 7.30 pm at the Imago bridge,” he told a press conference at the Karamunsing District Police Headquarters, here today.

Habibi said following the arrest, police nabbed three other accomplices in a separate raid on Sept 9 between 2 and 4 pm, conducted around Sembulan, adding that another suspect was still at large.

He said total losses were estimated at RM20,000 and all the suspects, aged between 23 and 30, including three illegal immigrants, have been remanded until Sept 16 for further investigation.

Meanwhile, police also arrested five individuals including a woman at a condominium in Telipok believed to have been involved in the distribution and abuse of syabu and metaphetamine worth an estimated RM21,196.

Habibi said the suspects aged between 22 and 40 years have been remanded until Sept 14.