Kelantan police is on a manhunt for Keri Pok Jeng, a man believed to be a hired killer, to assist in investigations related to a series of murders in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang since 2014.
Keri Pok Jeng, 35, or his real name Syukri Mohd Abiah who originated from Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, lived a nomadic life after committing multiple crimes to evade arrest.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief, ACP Mohd Fakri Che Sulaiman said investigations revealed Keri Pok Jeng is in possession of firearms and will receive payment from certain individuals to kill their target.
“His last known addresses were in Felda Bukit Goh, Kuantan and in Presint 11, Putrajaya,” he said to a press conference in Kota Bharu yesterday.
Keri Pok Jeng is among the 13 criminals involved in serious crime like murder, kidnapping and causing injuries, among more than 800 individuals on the police’s most wanted list.
Among others on the list include Saw Kim Sa, 31, who stabbed a victim in a fast food restaurant in Rantau Panjang last August, Mohamad Nasarudin Abdullah Hadi, 23, for murder of senior citizen in Kuala Krai, and Ahmad Syazwan Ayub, 21, for kidnap of a man in his 20s.
The most wanted individuals range from 19 to 41 years old and are wanted for assault charges, possession of firearms, robbery and grand theft auto. There were 1,086 criminals on the wanted list previously but 264 of them have already been arrested.
“All these criminals are difficult to detect as they always move from one address to another and change their appearance, but the worrying thing is they are among the community.
“Most of these criminals are believed to be very aggressive, so members of the public are forbidden from making citizen arrests as this can put them in danger. Instead, they should channel information to the police for further action,” Bernama reported Mohd Fakri saying.