'Fat Dog' arrested over cop-shooting, drug cases


MIRI: Miri police have arrested a wanted man known as "fat-dog", who is high on the wanted list for a cop-shooting case, as well as drug offences.

Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah today said police raided the Pujut Corner squatter area in a pre-dawn operation and arrested the suspect on Thursday (Sept 19).

The 37-year-old suspect was arrested, along with a 22-year-old woman who was with him.

ACP Lim said the wanted man was known as "pui kow" in the underworld. "Pui kow" is Hokkien for fat dog.

The suspect is wanted by the police for shooting a policeman during an armed-robbery case last year.

During the raid, the cops found an assortment of drugs and a variety of sharp weapons, including a samurai sword, plus several handphones.

The suspect is being probed for firearms and drug-trafficking offences, said ACP Lim.

In the cop-shooting incident last year, two policemen were slightly injured when armed robbers shot at them during a robbery at a housing estate near Miri city.

Three armed robbers were arrested and charged, but "fat-dog" remained at large until his arrest today.


   

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