KUALA LUMPUR: Police have solved the murder of a 21-year-old man in a housing project here, after arresting six suspects in connection with the murder.
The man was killed to death in the Taman Intan Bajduri National Housing Project in Kepong last month.
The head of the Sentul Police Department, ACP, Beh Eng En Lai, said all the suspects, aged 24 to 42, were taken yesterday around Klang Valley, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to nine.
“Investigations have shown that three of the arrested suspects are responsible and directly involved in the murder,” he said today, adding that the motive for the murder was linked to drug trafficking activities.
He said all the suspects were unemployed and had previous criminal records for drug cases and had been remanded in custody for seven days until December 12.
“With these arrests, the case is considered resolved,” he said.
Beh said earlier that police had arrested three men on the same day of the incident, namely on November 25, and released them on police bail after their detention expired.
In the incident around 10 o’clock, the victim was cut by two men on a motorcycle of the housing project. It is learned that the victim went to PPR to set up tents.
In a separate case, meanwhile, a 35-year-old man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of involvement in an attack on Yalan metro restaurant owner Perdana Taman Ushawan in Kepong.
The suspect was detained yesterday around 7 pm in Jalan Pudu and was remanded in custody for four days until Wednesday for further investigation.
“We are still looking for five more people involved in the case,” he said.
On December 4, the incident at 9.50 pm resulted from a misunderstanding regarding a double parking incident. The 30-year-old victim and his wife were attacked by three angry men because the victim double parked the vehicle blocking the suspect’s car. Named