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Wednesday October 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 23, 2013 MYT 3:13:06 PM
by leonard phang
Dangerous: The seized firearms.
SERIAN: Three siblings have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms.
Serian police chief DSP Mohd Jamali Umi said the early Monday operation was conducted by a team from the state headquarters.
Based on a tip-off, the team was sent to a house in Mile 34, Jalan Kuching-Serian around 3am where officers arrested the brothers aged 22, 38 and 43.
Two homemade air guns, an air rifle believed to be brought in from a neighbouring country, a homemade shotgun and nine live rounds in a plastic bag were confiscated.
DSP Jamali said the siblings claimed to be farmers and had no criminal record.
Police are investigating the case under Section 8 (a) of the Firearms Act 1960, which provides for a maximum jail term of seven years and/or a fine of not more than RM10,000.
The trio are currently being remanded for three days to facilitate investigation.
DSP Jamali also revealed that five locals had been charged under the Emergency Ordinance since Serian started to have its own narcotics department starting 2010.
In 2011, a 23-year-old was charged while in 2012, two persons in their 30s were charged.
This year, narcotics police had charged two persons aged 25 and 40.
The latest to be arrested was a 44-year-old man on Sept 28. He is currently being detained for 60 days.
Most of the drug cases here involved methamphetamine or syabu.
In 2012, 284 arrests were made with 153 suspects testing positive while this year, 348 arrests were made with 178 testing positive.
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