Group Of Masked Men In Penang Arrested For Stealing 52 Goats Worth RM50,000

42 out of the 52 goats were slaughtered and sold.

Cover image via Twitter @iamneeta & Astro Awani

Eight armed men rushed into a farm in Bukit Mertajam, Penang and ran off with 52 dairy goats worth a total of RM50,000

Image via Astro Awani

Astro Awani reported that the incident took place on Sunday, 20 October.

At 1.20am, villagers informed the owner that the gate of his farm was wide open.

The 33-year-old farm owner found his workers tied up with all 52 of his dairy goats missing

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Image via Cara Menternak Kambing

According to Malaysiakini, the four farm workers from Myanmar sustained several injuries.

They claimed that at least five masked men armed with machetes entered the workers' quarters on the farm before threatening them to remain quiet and tying them up.

The suspects then proceeded to the goat pen and loaded the animals onto a lorry.

Police have apprehended six out of the eight suspects, but 42 goats have already been slaughtered and sold for a total of RM20,000 to RM30,000

The remaining 10 goats that were not slaughtered have been recovered. The police also seized a Toyota Hilux vehicle, a cellular phone, and RM700 cash, according to Harian Metro.

A background check revealed that the six men had four prior criminal records, and will be remanded for seven days while the case is investigated under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code.

ACP Nik Ros Azhan said, "Two other men, who have been identified, are being hunted by police. We believe they could be around Kulim and Padang Serai."

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