POLICE ARREST SINGAPORE DOUBLE MURDER SUSPECT IN JOHOR BAHARU

16 Jul 2013 07:53

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) -- A man wanted for a double murder in Singapore was arrested in Johor Baharu, Johor, last night.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah said the 34-year-old suspect was nabbed by a team of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) around 11pm.

"PDRM will hand over the suspect to the Singapore Police Force (SPF) today," he told Bernama here.

He said the suspect, a Singaporean, was believed to be involved in two high-profile murder cases last Wednesday and had escaped to Malaysia by land route.

Hadi said based on the SPF's report to PDRM, the suspect was believed to have entered Malaysia via Woodlands on a motorcycle on Wednesday night.

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He said detailed information provided by the SPF had enabled the PDRM to identify and arrest the man.

"PDRM is always prepared to assist the police force in any neighbouring countries to arrest a crime suspect.

"We don't want any international criminals to turn Malaysia as their hiding place," he said.

Meanwhile, SPF in a statement in Singapore thanked the PDRM for their unwavering support and assistance in the case.

The arrest of the suspect was possible through the close collaboration between the police forces in the two countries, the statement said.

It was reported that the body of Tan Boon Sin, 67, who had owned a car business, was found in the vicinity of Hillside Drive, while that of his son, Chee Heong, 42, was found outside the Kovan MRT on Wednesday.

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