KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized an assault rifle after arresting a vegetable seller in Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.
The 35-year-old man is the brother of the dead Tiger Gang leader who was killed after a shootout with police in Salak Selatan on June 18.City police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said a team from the City CID’s Serious Crimes Unit (D9) raided a house in Kampung Tumbok, Tanjung Sepat, and arrested the suspect at 9.30pm on Sunday.
“About two hours later, the suspect led us to a chicken coop where a dismantled M4 assault rifle and 69 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition were hidden in PVC pipes,” he told reporters yesterday.
He said the latest development meant police had crippled the group with the arrest of nine men and a woman.
“We believe the group has secret society links.
“We also cannot rule out the possibility that this group was involved in a grenade explosion in front of a nightclub in Jalan Bukit Bintang here in October 2014,” he said.
On Oct 9, 2014, a grenade exploded in front of the Sun Complex here, leaving 12 people injured.
Car jockey Tiong Kwang Yie, 36, passed away after being treated at a hospital following the blast, which was believed to be linked to a gangland feud.
It was reported that a pistol and 13 bullets were discovered at the scene of a shootout between the police and a robbery gang in Salak Selatan recently.
Police returned to the scene of the shootout on June 21 for another round of inspections and discovered a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver as well as seven rounds of ammunition in a vehicle parked near the scene.
Following the June 18 shootout, police arrested eight others, including a woman, in follow-up operations in several locations in the Klang Valley.
The suspect who died in the shootout had been previously detained for 26 cases, including robbery, murder and arson, since 2004.
Police also seized a hand grenade and a CZ 75 pistol from the Salak Selatan shootout site.
Those with information on the case are urged to contact the CID operation centre at 03-2146 0685, investigating officer Asst Supt Mohd Hasni Hussin at 019-998 4444, the KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.