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Gang leader & 11 followers arrested over shooting of former AG’s driver

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KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 17, 2020: A gang leader and 11 of his men have been arrested for suspected involvement in the 2017 shooting of the driver for former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. 

Forensic investigations showed that one of the three pistols seized from them was used in the shooting. Three of those arrested are civil servants.

The gang notorious for criminal extortion and violence in Klang was known as AYT 99 — AYT being the acronym of the leader’s moniker, Ayah Yie Tiger.

Federal police criminal investigations director Datuk Huzir Mohamed Huzair said investigations also suggested that the gang was paid RM30,000 for the shooting by those who had a personal grudge against the driver. The man who pulled the trigger is however still being sought. 

Weapons seized from the gang included a CZ75 9mm pistol, a Star .45mm pistol, a Taurus 9mm handgun, 12 live bullets, a machete, a sickle, brass knuckles and wooden and metal rods. 

The gang is also believed to be involved in two other shooting cases, one in Sungai Buloh and another in Klang. 

Another case was the torching of an Armenian’s car after he had accidentally knocked the shoulder of the gang leader. 

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