Cops arrest clinic, pharmacy burglars, five suspects caught

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman among five locals arrested on suspicion of being involved in 22 burglaries at clinics and pharmacies in the federal capital Selangor and Pahang, resulting in an estimated loss of RM50,000.

Sentul District Police Chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said members of the “Adem” gang, aged between 22 and 32, were arrested here on March 1 near Sentul and Sri Damansara.

He said the latest incident was on February 23 when a clinic was broken into here and RM2,194 cash and several medicines were stolen.

Police also confiscated two pipe wrenches, two cars, six mobile phones and various clinical equipment and medicines, as well as RM4,000 in cash from the suspects, he said at a news conference at Sentul District Police Headquarters.

Beh said the gang, led by a 31-year-old man named Adem, has been active since late last year targeting clinics and pharmacies that aren’t open at night.

According to him, three of the suspects had prior convictions related to vehicle theft, burglary and drugs, while four of them tested positive for methamphetamine.

Beh said all suspects were remanded in custody until tomorrow to assist in investigations under Section 457 of the Criminal Code. -Bernama Cops arrest clinic, pharmacy burglars, five suspects caught

Tom Vazquez

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