Cops nab a 'Datuk' at an MCO roadblock, seize air pistol and car-theft tools


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  • Sunday, 19 Apr 2020

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NIBONG TEBAL (Bernama): Police have detained two men including one who claimed to have a "Datuk" title and seized various items including an air pistol during a roadblock under the Op Covid-19 at the Jawi Toll Plaza here.

The police who were conducting checks at the roadblock mounted in conjunction with the movement control order (MCO) stopped a luxury vehicle at about 2am on Sunday (April 19) after the duo were caught behaving in a suspicious manner.

They also failed to provide a valid reason for going outside during the MCO, according to a source.

Checks on the vehicle, which used fake registration numbers, also unveiled various tools believed to be used for stealing vehicles.

Penang police chief Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan, when contacted, confirmed the arrest, saying that the probe into the matter was still ongoing. – Bernama

This story has been amended because it is not confirmed whether one of the two men holds a genuine 'Datuk' title.

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