SEREMBAN – Police are investigating if the four cops detained to help in a probe into the murders of at least five people were also involved in drug-related activities said to be carried out by the notorious Gang 36.
State police chief DCP Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said the cops aged between 27 and 41, including a senior officer, have been remanded and were now being investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma.
“The four were detained on April 6 and we are investigating their link to the murders as well as their involvement in drug related activities.
“We will investigate the case thoroughly and will not protect any policeman as we do not want black sheep in the force,” he said, adding that three cops were based at the state police contingent here while one is from Pahang.
Bones fragments belonging to at least two victims were found at separate graves in Sg Gadut on April 11.
Two days later, police unearthed bones belonging to three others near the Seremban exit of the Seremban-Kajang Expressway.
“We are continuing with our probe to see if more victims were involved,” he said, adding that the bones have been sent for DNA testing.
DCP Noor Azam said police have yet to establish the identities of the victims but will call in family members of those who had lodged missing persons’ reports for DNA testing.
On April 9, DCP Noor Azam said police had crippled Gang 36 after arresting 34 suspected members of the secret society in an operation dubbed Ops Cantas Hoben.
He said the suspects aged between 25 and 54 were detained in the state, as well as in Pahang and Perak.
The suspects who worked as traders, debt collectors, lorry drivers and car repossessors, are believed to have been involved in murder, extortion and drug trafficking.
Most had past criminal records related to drug and violent crimes.
Following the arrest, police seized two houses, several vehicles, jewellery and pawn tickets worth RM1.1mil.
On a separate matter, DCP Noor Azam said police have also detained six suspects believed to be members of Gang Kapak in another operation.
The six were believed to have been linked to at least 26 robberies at factories, pharmacies, a moneychanger, petrol stations and supermarkets in Selangor, Melaka and here.
“The six suspects detained are all from Negri Sembilan where they committed 22 robberies.
“We are looking for two more gang members to assist in our probe,” he said, adding that the victims lost RM535,780 in the heists. – The Star Online