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Four men arrested over electronic chip heist

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IPOH: Police arrested four men in connection with the heist of electronic chips imported from Taiwan and the United States worth RM2.7 million on Aug 12.

Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said the four men, aged between 30 and 36 years, were arrested on Sunday and Monday around the state capital.

Following the arrest, police recovered the stolen components from a factory at the Silibin Light Industrial Area here, he told a news conference after handing over duties to his deputy Datuk Zakaria Yusof.

Zulkifli will assume a new post at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters on          Dec 1.

Zakaria will be the Perak acting police chief.

The chips, which were being transported with a trailer lorry from KL International Airport’s cargo warehouse to Ipoh, was reported stolen by a transport company here.

Zulkifli said investigations showed that the trailer lorry driver, who was among those arrested, had used a forged identification card when applying for the job.

Another man had past criminal records including theft, cheating, robbery and an offence under the Firearms Act reported in the states of  Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama