September 28, 2007 15:27 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- Police arrested five people, including a woman, in separate raids in Shah Alam last night to assist their probe into the murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, 8.
They are between 27 and 33 years old.
Police also seized two cars and five mobile phones, Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Christopher Wan Soo Kee said in a statement today.
He said the arrests were made following a public tip-off.
Meanwhile, from information obtained by Bernama, the arrests were the first made since "Ops Sunti" was launched to hunt for the murderer of Nurin since her body was found stuffed in a sports bag in the PJS area, Petaling Jaya on September 17.
The first arrest was made of a couple, both 33, in Persiaran Bistari, Section 7, Shah Alam. They are from Bukit Kuda, Klang.
Following that, a 28-year-old man from Wakaf Baharu in Tumpat, Kelantan was arrested at a shophouse in Jalan Kristal, Section 7, Shah Alam.
It is learnt that the suspect tried to resist arrest and police seized a handphone and a Proton Iswara car from him.
Reporters waiting at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital this morning, saw the five detained being brought to the hospital in two police cars at 9.20am, believed to be for DNA tests.
The four men wore pink T-shirts printed with the words "Lokap Kuala Lumpur" while the woman, who appeared to be pregnant, was in black baju kurung and white scarf, and was handcuffed.
They were later seen coming out of the HKL Forensic Department before being taken away by police, believed to the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court to obtain a remand order on them.
Meanwhile, a visit to Nurin's home in Section 1, Wangsa Maju saw the front door locked from outside indicating that no one was in.
Nurin, 8, a Year Two pupil of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak was reported missing on Aug 20 when she went alone to a nearby night market.
The "Ops Sunti" special team comprises police personnel from Bukit Aman, and Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Sentul district and Petaling Jaya district police contingent headquarters, led by the federal CID director.
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