Thursday, March 21

Artificial weapons worth RM60k confiscated from Karamunsing toy shop


Among the artificial weapons components that were seized in the raids.

KOTA KINABALU: Police confiscated more then 400 artificial weapons worth RM60,000 from toy and outdoor shop in a shopping complex here on Wednesday.

City police chief ACP Habibi Majinji said the confiscated items comprises of 151 sets of numerous artificial weapons and 283 sets of of numerous artificial weapon components in the 3.30pm raid on Feb 20.

“Police were tip off of the sales of artificial weapons in the premise, located on the first floor of the shopping complex, and immediately carried ou surveillance.

“About 15 minutes into the surveillance, police trail a man, believed to be the premise owner, to a storeroom located on the second floor within the shopping complex.

“Upon further investigation, police found numerous brands of artificial weapons kept inside the storeroom,” he said today.

The 26-year-old suspect have since been detained by the police to assist police investigation, said Habibi.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 36(1) of the Arms Act 1960, which carries a one year jail term or fine RM5,000 or both upon conviction.

Habibi therefore reminded the public not to own, purchase, or posses artificial weapons as it is against the law.

He also thank the public for their continuous cooperation with the police and look forward for such cooperation in the future.