Police detain man and seize an array of weapons


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  • Thursday, 15 Jan 2015

JOHOR BARU: Police detained a man and seized an array of weapons at his home in Segamat.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said police seized two fake rifles including a self made air rifle, a fake pump gun, an airsoft gun, five samurai swords, a taser, a pair of handcuff, brass knuckle, and one piece of shuriken.

He added that a team of police officers raided the suspect’s house based on a tip off at Taman Yayasan on Jan 10 at around 12.30am.

“We believe that the suspect may have used the various weapons to commit robbery,” he said when met after receiving various vehicles for the state police contingent here yesterday.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar also said that the police also seized a motorcycle from the suspect and is investigating the matter under Section 8 of the Weapons Act 1960.

In an unrelated matter, a 15-year-old boy was among four suspects detained by the police after they were caught red handed throwing a pot at a house in Taman Bukit Indah on Jan 8 at around 4.40am.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar said police received a call from the house owner reporting that there was a disturbance at his house by a group of men claiming that one of them had thrown a molotov-cocktail into his compound.

“However, when the police arrived at the scene, one of the suspects had thrown a flower pot into the house,” he said adding that police also seized two rotans, a long wooden stick, a parang and a stone from the suspects.

He added that initial investigation showed that the suspects, aged 15 and 21, had no previous records and the case is investigated under Section 436 of the Penal Code.

In the final case, police smashed an illegal gambling centre after raiding a premise in Larkin Perdana, on Jan 8 at around 12.50am.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar also said five men who were the care taker of the premise inculing two foreigners were detained during the operation.

He added that police seized eight laptops, RM790 in cash, eight pen drives, two log books, four tables, eight chairs, one modem and a cell phone.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar also said the case was being investigated under Section 4B(a) Open House Gambling Act 1953 and Section 6 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963.

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