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Thai-Myanmar motorcycle theft gang busted

POLICE arrested four members of a Thai-Myanmar motorcycle theft gang who dismantled the stolen bikes and sent the pieces across the border for assembly and sale in the neighbouring country, INN News reported today (22.5.2020).

Pol Maj Gen  Samart Srisiriviboonchai, head of Metropolitan Police Division 5, and Klong Tan police said at a press briefing that the gang, rounded up on May 15, had used a wrench to pierce the key slot and start the motorcycle and within minutes riding away.

This gang also stole to meet the demand in the neighbouring country, with popular models being Honda Click and Honda Wave motorbikes.

The stolen motorcycles were taken to a rented house in Soi Wachiratham 38 where they were dismantled and packed in separate pieces and sent across the border via Mae Sot.

Police said this gang got paid 8,000 to 15,000 baht for each stolen motorcycle and they had 100,000 to 150,000 baht revolving in their bank account every month.


Top and below: Motorcycles that the police recovered from the Thai-Myanmar theft gang. Photos: INN News


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