KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 25, 2013): A leader of an international car theft syndicate who is behind 80% of the thousands of vehicles stolen in the country since 2007 is being sought by police.
Police believe a drastic decline in car thefts in the country is possible if the 49-year-old suspect, who is said to have assumed a fake identity, is nabbed.
Federal police CID assistant director of criminal intelligence SAC Abd Manaf Abd Razak said today the syndicate leader is believed to be behind the smuggling out of thousands of stolen vehicles, especially four-wheel drives and MPVs, worth billions of ringgit.
"He creates the demand for these vehicles and the local car thieves obtain it for him. These vehicles are smuggled out of the country in containers or driven through the northern borders and find their way to African and Middle Eastern countries.
Police are looking for Nyo Ah Hai@Robin Hai of Nibong Tebal and urged those who know of his whereabouts to alert the police.