Friday, August 14

Two arrested with homemade guns

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SEIZED: A CID personnel carrying a hoe and machetes seized during the raid.

MIRI: Two men were arrested in a police raid  late Friday evening for illegal possession of firearms.

Miri Police chief ACP Mun Kok Keong said the operation was conducted by Miri CID and Criminal Prevention Unit team.

In the raid held around 4pm to 6pm on Friday in Lambir, a homemade air gun and a homemade shotgun were seized from a hut where the two suspects were staying at.

During the raid, police also confiscated several items believed to be stolen, such as a kettle, a hoe and machetes.

Police are investigating the case under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960 and Section 457 of the Penal Code for house-trespassing, an offence punishable with imprisonment.

The suspects aged 18 and 21 have been brought to Miri Central Police Station (CPS) for investigation.

According to sources, both suspects were stunned upon seeing a team of police dashing to their hut, despite the area being in flood waters due to a heavy downpour the day   earlier.