DUNGUN: Terengganu police have arrested four men in the district for possessing three air rifles and a homemade pistol.
Dungun OCPD Supt Baharudin Abdullah said the four suspects, aged between 29 and 48, were arrested by a team from the Terengganu contingent HQ in three separate raids on Saturday (Feb 4).
He said in the first raid at an oil palm plantation area in Felda Kerteh 2 near here, police found a rifle, a homemade pistol and 28 steel ball bearings, while a rifle and several ball bearings were seized in the second arrest at a house in Kampung Durian Mentangau.
"The third raid was carried out at a house in Felda Kerteh 2 where an air rifle was found.
"The initial investigation found that three of the four suspects had drug and criminal offences on their records.
"A urine test on all three came back positive for drugs," he said here on Monday (Feb 6).
Supt Baharudin said the suspects admitted making the weapons after learning the method via the Internet and claimed it was to hunt wild animals on their farm.
"All the suspects have been remanded for four days for further investigations under Section 8 of the Arms Act 1960,” he said.
Meanwhile, Supt Baharudin said a team from the Dungun district also nabbed four men, aged 16 to 23, for possessing imitation firearms on the same day.
During the raid, he said police seized an imitation rifle and pistol, a pair of handcuffs, rubber bullets, four mobile phones and two walkie-talkies.
"All suspects admitted to buying the imitation firearms and equipment online for fun and taking photographs for social media.
"The suspects have been remanded for four days, and the case is being investigated under Section 36 of the Arms Act 1960 and Section 89 of the Police Act 1967,” he added. – Bernama