KOTA BARU: Police have arrested a man and his parents to assist in investigations over the discovery of an air pistol and five live rounds of ammunition hidden in their house in Kampung Pauh, Pasir Mas, near here.
Pasir Mas District Police chief ACP Mohd Nasaruddin M. Nasir said the 34-year-old man, his father, 68, and mother, 61, were detained by a team from the District Police Headquarters (IPD) Task Force and Pasir Mas Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division Intelligence and Operations Team at about 9.30pm on Thursday (June 17).
“The three individuals were at home during the raid.
"While inspecting the back of the double-storey house, the team spotted a pearl white vase covered with yellow plastic.
"Upon further investigation, police found one component of a firearm, a revolver-type air pistol and five live rounds,” he said when contacted on Friday (June 18).
He said police also seized another component of a firearm, three mobile phones and two vehicles.
“During preliminary interrogation, the 34-year-old man denied ownership of the air pistol and ammo as well as knowledge of their presence in the vase.
"All three were then arrested and taken to the Pasir Mas IPD, together with the seized items,” he said.
ACP Mohd Nasaruddin said further investigation revealed that the 34-year-old suspect, who worked as a trader in contraband cigarettes, rice and clothes, had 17 criminal records, including for drug cases.
He added that the case would be investigated under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960. – Bernama