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Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 8:19:13 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: A missing pistol - robbed from a senior police officer’s driver last year - has been found and is believed to be linked to a murder case.
Police on Monday recovered the gun with the arrest of a man at a house in Bukit Lanjan.
Besides being possibly linked to a murder in Selangor last year, the man arrested had also tried to use the pistol to shoot a policeman at a road block near Taiping earlier this month.
The pistol, a semi-automatic Walther P99, had been missing since August last year when the driver of Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan became a victim of a robbery.
City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh told a press conference at the city police headquarters here that the arrest was part of the ongoing police effort to crackdown on violent crimes in the country, codenamed Ops Cantas Khas.
“During the arrest, the man was found to be high – presumably on drugs – with the empty gun on his hip,” he said.
Police also found a cleaver, two mobile phones and a stolen motorcycle when they arrested the man.
The man, who has five prior criminal records, both drugs and robbery related, has been remanded until Aug 26.
“Since the launch of the ‘Ops’ on Aug 17, we have conducted 319 raids on various premises and performed checks on 1,725 people and 748 vehicles,” he said.
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