Thursday, August 6

Two hand grenades, 600 bullets found in fire hydrant store


GEORGE TOWN: Two hand grenades and more than 600 bullets of various sizes were found in a fire hydrant store at an apartment in Taman Sinar Bukit Dumbar here last night.

The weapons, believed to be hidden there by a drug syndicate here, were found by police following the arrest of a man who is believed to a member of the syndicate. a police source told Bernama today.

The suspect was picked up by Penang police contingent headquarters Narcotics CID and following the find, a team from the contingent Bomb Disposal Unit was rushed to the store to inspect the weapons.

Members of the unit left the store at about 1 am carrying packages believed to contain the hand grenades.

Bernama was informed a media conference will be held by police soon on the discovery. – Bernama