Villagers In Taiping Punish Fruit Thieves By Stuffing Durian Skin Into Their Mouths

They were caught red-handed trying to steal RM500 worth of durian.

Cover image via Harian Metro

Two men have been nabbed by the police for stealing durian from an orchard in Taiping

According to Astro Awani, the incident took place at a 10-acre orchard in Kampung Berchat, Lubuk Gajah on Saturday, 13 June.

Taiping district police chief ACP Osman Mamat said that the two men, aged 28 and 30, attempted to flee with 30 durians worth RM500.

Image via Harian Metro

The two thieves were initially caught red-handed by the orchard owner and other villagers.

As a punishment, they stuffed durian skin into the bandits' mouth before handing them over to the police.

Harian Metro reported that around 3am, the 69-year-old owner went to the plantation with his friends to collect some fruits.

However, they stumbled upon the thieves who were loading durians into a Toyota Hilux. With some help from other villagers, they managed to capture the perpetrators.

Image via Harian Metro

They then tied up the bandits and stuffed their mouths with durian skin. Photos of the incident have since made the rounds on social media.

Image via Harian Metro

The suspects are being remanded for three days and the case is classified under Section 379 of the Penal Code

According to Burgie Law, Section 379 states that whoever commits theft shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

Meanwhile, several durian sellers in Perak were fined by KPDNHEP for using unauthorised weighing scales:

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