GPS blocker to block GPS signals when transmitting vehicles
Missing parts: Comm Yong (right) with one of the stolen vehicles in Sentul Police Headquarters.
KUALA LUMPUR: A luxury vehicle theft syndicate was blown up after police confiscated five stolen cars worth around RM 1 million.
Eleven men and two foreign women were also arrested after raids in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan between May 1 and 10.
Kuala Lumpur Deputy Police Chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Yong Lei Choo said the vehicles were an Alphard, two Toyota Hilux, a Ford Ranger Raptor and a Toyota Fortuner. “We believe the Syndicate has been active since 2018 and is responsible for 62 thefts of luxury vehicles worth RM6.2mil.
"You also have a network in the Klangtal and in a neighboring country," she said yesterday at Sentul Police Headquarters.
The syndicate would target luxury vehicles by duplicating the frequency of its remote control, she added: "The syndicate would use a GPS Jammer to block the GPS signal when the car is transported to Kelantan before being smuggled into a neighboring country" , she said.
Each syndicate member received up to RM 2,500 for each stolen car, DCP Yong said.
"We believe that among those arrested is the syndicate mastermind.
"We are hunting the remaining members of the Syndicate," she said.
"Every stolen vehicle that is smuggled into a neighboring country sells for around 35,000 RM."