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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Family of three detained for possessing drugs and firearms

Big haul: Some of the items recovered by police after arresting several members from Gang Tocang.

Big haul: Some of the items recovered by police after arresting several members from Gang Tocang.

BALIK PULAU: Three family members have been detained for possession of drugs and firearms at their house in Pulau Betong here.

Acting on a tip-off, a team from the South-West district Narcotics CID found the items at various parts of the house during a raid.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin said the three suspects, all fishermen, comprised a 46-year-old man, his 18-year-old son and their 27-year-old relative.

“We found three small packets of powder suspected to be syabu (methamphetamine) weighing 4.1g, nine 12-bore shotgun bullets, seven packets of ketum juice, an air gun, a rifle, 50 ball bearings and a blade in the Monday evening raid.

“The father and son tested positive for methamphetamine while the other man had finished serving jail time for possessing stolen goods,” he told a press conference at the district police headquarters here yesterday.

The three are on remand until Feb 3 to facilitate with investigation under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Section 30(3) of the Poisons Act 1952 and Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act.

Police have also crippled two gangs and arrested seven men on Monday in connection with gang robbery and house break-ins.

Supt Lai said among those who were nabbed at a house in Sungai Pinang were four members of Gang Tocang.

“After investigation, we found that they had committed eight break-ins in the Balik Pulau area,” he said.

In another case, police had arrested three suspects from Gang Vinod believed to have been responsible for seven gang robberies in various locations.

All three have criminal records and are expected to be charged at the Balik Pulau court today under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for gang robbery.

Tags / Keywords: Courts Crime , drugs , police , robbery


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