Bullets in the mail: Cops nab three, looking for one more over threat to Customs officer


Police on guard at a Customs officer's home in Kuching on Friday after the officer received an envelope with two bullets. Three men have been arrested in connection with the case while police are hunting for a fourth suspect. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

KUCHING: Police have arrested three men and are looking for a fourth suspect after a pair of bullets was sent to a Customs officer's home here.

Sarawak police chief Comm Datuk Aidi Ismail said the senior Customs officer received an envelope with two bullets in it with a note saying "Got 2 bullets, one long one short, which one you want" on Thursday (Nov 26).

After he lodged a report, the Criminal Investigation Department arrested three men, aged between 35 and 39, in connection with the case.

"The motive is believed to be linked to a special operation carried out by the Customs enforcement division early this month which was headed by this officer," Comm Aidi said in a statement Friday (Nov 27).

He said all three suspects have been remanded for four days for further investigations.

"Two investigation papers have been opened under Section 507 of the Penal Code in relation to criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication, which carries a penalty of up to seven years' jail," he said.

Comm Aidi also said police were now looking for one Yong King Ling, whose last known address is at Taman Rejang, Sibu, to help in investigations.

Anyone who has information on Yong can contact investigating officer Insp Ramle Husin at 013-896 8963 or the nearest police station.

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