KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 25 members of the ‘TCB 21’ gang on suspicion of being involved in various serious crimes around Banting and Dengkil, Selangor under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 yesterday, said Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.
He said the arrest was carried out to ensure peace and public order could be maintained and to eradicate the group’s activities completely.
“Investigations found that the TCB 21 gang is a secret society that is actively committing serious crimes such as attempted murder using firearms, robbery, sabotage with fire, extortion and others,“ he said in a statement today.
He said in the operations on Oct 13 and 14, 29 members of the organised crime group were detained and investigated under Section 130V of the Penal Code and Chapter VIB of the Organised Penal Code, and were believed to be involved in the shooting of a businessman and his bodyguard in Banting, on Sept 25.
“Investigations were also conducted under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) which allowed them to be detained for 28 days, and the investigation paper was referred to the Attorney General’s Office, but there was insufficient evidence to prosecute them,“ he said.
He said apart from the 25 arrested yesterday, two other members of the TCB 21 gang who were arrested last October were detained under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959 while two others were released.
On Sept 25, Bernama reported that a businessman and his bodyguard were injured as a result of being shot by two suspects on a motorcycle in an incident in Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Banting, and the incident also resulted in three secondary school students being injured as a result of being hit by a BMW car driven by the victims. -Bernama