KANGAR (Bernama): Police have detained a man and seized various types of imitation firearms smuggled into the country from a neighbouring country in a raid on a house in Felcra Lubuk Sireh, Kaki Bukit in Pandang Besar, on Wednesday (July 3).
Padang Besar District Police Chief Supt Muhamad Halim Yatim said the imitation firearms included 17 rifles and 213 pistols of various types, as well as their components, worth about RM70,000.
"The house was believed to have been a store for the imitation firearms," he said in a press conference here Sunday (July 7).
Muhamad Halim said during the raid at 8.15pm on Wednesday, the man's wife and daughter were also in the house.
He added that initial investigations by the police found that the 29-year-old man was a runner who smuggled in imitation firearms and sold them online at between RM100 and RM2,000 per unit, delivered to customers via courier services.
He said the man who was arrested and issued a compound by the Customs Department in 2016 for bringing in prohibited goods, is believed to have conducted the illegal activities since early 2016.
"Police is now tracking down the mastermind and other individuals who are believed to have been involved in the trading of the firearms which could be used for criminal purposes," he said. – Bernama