By Chong Chee Seong
Police smashed a cattle-rustling gang with the arrest of a 66-year old man here which led to the recovery of a stolen herd worth RM75,000 in Negri Sembilan.
Muar police chief Assistant Commissioner Azman Ayob said their investigation into a cattle theft in Pagoh led to the raid on a house where they nabbed the suspect and seized three cows on Friday.
The raid was carried out by an eight-man team led by Assistant Superintendent Hassim Mohamad.
He said they were investigating a case on Thursday where thieves attacked and tied up two Pakistani farm workers and stole 21 cattle worth RM60,000 from a farm in Pagoh.
He said the suspect later led them to an oil palm estate in Kampung Muhibbah in nearby Linggi Rantau in Negri Sembilan where they kept 24 cattle and eight calves. Also seized were two lorries.
"Initial investigation revealed the gang might have been responsible for stealing cattle in Rembau and Sungai Rambai in Malacca," he said.