Roadblocks to prevent stolen cars from being smuggled out
Roadblocks are placed 24 hours at two entry points to neighbouring Sarawak to prevent stolen luxurious cars from being smuggled out of the State. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim in disclosing this, said they were keeping a close watch for any possible attempts by the culprits to. escape with five luxurious cars which were stolen by masled men in two separate armed robberies in Kolombong recently. “We are placing roadblocks in Sindumin and Kemabong, the two entry points to Sarawak. They are being monitored round the clock,” he said to reporters after witnessing the handing over of duties by outgoing Police Commercial Crime Head Superintendent Jauteh Dikun to DSP Tai Soo Tin who will be holding the post temporarily. Noor Rashid said the cases were still being investigated and no arrest had been made. “We believe that the two cases were committed by the same gang and the stolen luxurious cars are still hidden in Sabah,” he said. One of the stolen cars was abandoned in Papar by the robbers. On the massive operation announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last month to round up illegal immigrants in Sabah, Noor RaShid said no date had been set to launch the exercise. “We had meetings with the relevant authorities recently, including the Chief Minister, but no date has been fixed,” he said.