Surrender your weapons, cops warn illegal firearms owners

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have identified individuals owning illegal firearms, and are urging them to come forward to surrender their weapons, says state deputy police commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass.

He said intelligence sources have provided them with the information, but hope these individuals who possess such firearms, including home made and unlicensed guns, to voluntarily surrender them.

"We do not wish to go knocking on everyone's doors, so this is our last warning to these people, come and surrender your weapons," he said after a programme at the Sabah Police Headquarters in Kepayan near here on Friday (Aug 23).

He said this following the arrest of eight individuals in Ranau district about two weeks ago, where suspected firearms suppliers and buyers were nabbed in different operations.

Zaini said those who surrender themselves will see a smoother investigation procedure, compared with those who wait to be nabbed.

"The police force are going down hard on all illegal gun owners in Sabah," he added.

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