Published: Tuesday October 30, 2012 MYT 5:25:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday October 30, 2012 MYT 8:17:15 PM
Nine claim trial over stolen Samsung smartphones
By QISHIN TARIQ
SEPANG: Two men claimed trial in a Sessions Court here on Tuesday to stealing Samsung smartphones worth more than RM2.2mil from the MAS Kargo storage area in KLIA, while seven others claimed trial to possession and disposal of the phones.
M. Visanthakumar, 22, and S. Sanjay, 32, were charged with the theft of 1,407 units of Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones belonging to KGL Sdn Bhd at Gate 37 of the storage area at around 12.30pm on Oct 20.
Another man, S. Sugunthan, 29, was charged with abetting Visanthakumar to steal the phones, along with two accomplices still at large.
Visanthakumar was also jointly charged with K. Ugendran, 27, to dispose off 80 units of the smartphones by selling it to a handphone sales agent Tan Yee Seng of Ctel Communication located at Terminal One, Seremban at 9pm on Oct 21.
Also charged were handphone sales agents Au Chee Wan, 23, and Sim Ka Fai, 24, who were accused with disposing 88 units of the smartphones by selling it to four individuals respectively at CTel Communication and Uni Generation Trading at Plaza Low Yat in Bukit Bintang.
Three more individuals, Ng Chee Kiat, 31, Hueng Fook Chyeong, 43, and Tan Yee Seng, 23, were charged with having in their possessing 39 of the stolen smartphones at various locations in Seremban and Puchong.
Judge Ahmad Fairuz Mohd Puzi set bail for all of the accused at RM5,000 for each charge and fixed Nov 27 for mention.
On Monday, police arrested 13 suspects believed to be involved in the theft of the smartphones at the MAS Kargo's storage area.
It was earlier reported that a group disguised as transport company representatives staged a heist at the MAS Kargo storage area on Oct 20 and made off with the smartphones in a lorry, believed to have been stolen in Brickfields two days earlier.