Man involved in rape and robbery among those detained by Johor police

JOHOR BARU: Johor police succeeded in resolving several criminal cases during the first week of this month, including the detention of a man involved in robbery and rape cases.

Johor Police Chief, Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the detention of the local man, aged 24, at about 1.30pm at Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, on Thursday was the first success for this week.

“The man who originated from Batu Pahat is believed to be involved in the robbery and rape of two victims aged 33 and 22 in Kluang and Pontian on Sept 29.

“With his detention, the police not only succeeded in resolving the case concerned but also the attempted rape in Seri Alam and four house-breaking cases in Seri Alam, Pontian and Kluang which were reported previously,” Mohd Khalil said in a statement, here today.

He said the man was found to be positive of the drug methamphetamine drug and had previous records relating to robbery, rape, and drugs.

Mohd Khalil said at about 12.45pm on the same day, police also detained a 34-year-old local man for deliberately challenging the authorities via a video recording showing him cutting a birthday cake with the name of the 360 gangster group using a long parang.

He said that the video recording lasting about 30 seconds had been viralled in the mass media on Sept 30.

“The suspect detained had previous records pertaining to the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) to the extent of being imposed with a two-year detention order at the Pokok Sena Moral Rehabilitation Centre, Kedah and was only recently released on June 9.

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The suspect was being investigated under Section 43 of the Societies Act, he said.

Mohd Khalil said police had also succeeded in detaining 25 Indonesian males between the ages of 24 and 46 today and they were believed to be involved in robbing foreign nationals.

“The arrests were made at 1.30am today around the district of Iskandar Puteri.

In another development, Mohd Khalil said 2,830 raids had been carried out on unlicensed public lottery premises and online illegal lotteries throughout the state from January until September.

As a result of the raids, 5,710 individuals were arrested and RM570,106 in cash and 8,810 gambling machines were seized. — Bernama