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5 Kedah Teens Allegedly Stole RM1.3 Million Worth Of Gemstones From A Tahfiz School

Three of the suspects are current students of the school.

Cover image via Sinar Harian

Five teenagers were arrested on 21 May for allegedly stealing a safe from a tahfiz school in Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah

Image via Sin Chew Daily

Sinar Harian reported that the boys, aged between 12 and 17, were detained and remanded for four days pending investigation into the disappearance of the school's safe.

According to Kuala Muda OCPD Asst Comm Adzli Abu Shah, three of the suspects are current students of the school. Meanwhile, one of them is an ex-student, while the other is a mutual friend of the group.

The 200kg safe, which contained gemstones and artefacts left behind by the tahfiz school's founder, was found missing from an office in the school about three weeks ago

Sin Chew Daily reported that the safe contained:

- Two pomegranate stones worth RM1.3 million
- One emerald stone,
- One bag of old coins,
- One small kris, and
- One Kiswah cloth. 

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Sinar Harian reported that the school's warden found that the office was broken into at around 2am about three weeks ago, and the safe was carried out using a wheelbarrow.

After being emptied, the safe was then thrown into a river about 500 metres away from the school. 

The teenagers are being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for housebreaking

China Press reported that the affected office was only unlocked once every two to three months for cleaning.

The safe was last seen on 11 April. 

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