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Two gang members nabbed in Singapore over abduction case in Malaysia

Two Malaysian gang members involved in the November abduction and murder of a Myanmar businessman in Malaysia have been arrested in Singapore, reported The Star.

The men were nabbed last Wednesday at different parts of the island, according to the Malaysian newspaper.

The duo are believed to have been among the armed Gang 21 members who abducted a 30-year-old Indian-Myanmar businessman in full view of his family at a coffee shop on Nov 12.

Gang 21 is a prominent gang in Malaysia.

Malaysian police arrested the alleged mastermind of the crime on Nov 20 at Banting Hospital.

The suspect later led officers to a forest near a sand factory in BidorPerak where authorities found the remains of the victim.

Police hunting one more suspect

Sentul Assistant Commissioner of Police R. Munusamy told reporters on Monday: "We are still looking for one more suspect. We have narrowed down the motive of the crime to either a dispute in drug distribution activities or an act of revenge."

He believes the suspects could have killed the man as an act of revenge for his involvement in the killing of one of the suspect’s brother last month.

ACP Munusamy added that the businessman had survived an attempt on his life five or six months ago.

“We believe that the businessman was involved in drug dealings. He was not a gang member, but he had affiliations with gangs.

“Drug rivalry could have prompted the attempted murder,” he said.

Source: The Star

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