Cops arrest two Alor Gajah Hospital security officers for improper firearm storage


ALOR GAJAH: Police have arrested two Alor Gajah Hospital security officers for not storing their shotguns in a gazetted storage area.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the two security guards, aged 30 and 34, were arrested following a check conducted by officers from the Melaka police headquarters firearm licensing division at 5pm on Wednesday (April 21).

"The two had violated the licensing aspect of their firearm permits," he said on Thursday (April 22).

Supt Arshad said that the police also confiscated three pump guns, a van and 30 ammunition pellets.

He added the two security guards are being investigated under Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960, which provides an imprisonment for up to seven years, a maximum fine of RM10,000, or both if found guilty.

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