Ops Cantas Khas led to retrieval of officer's gun

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KUALA LUMPUR: A gun which belonged to a police officer and was reported missing last August was found on Monday.

KL Police Chief Datuk Mohammad Salleh said the raid was done by the police at a slum in Bukit Lanjan upon receiving information from the public.

'We managed to arrest a 23 -year old man who at that point appeared to have been high on drugs.

'Upon inspection we found that a Walter P99 auto gun which was loaded with empty bullets.

Mohammad said investigations revealed that the gun actually belonged to a police officer who was robbed in August last year. The police officer was attacked while he was trying to arrest the suspect in Kampung Subang.

'We also found a Yamaha motorcycle which was reported missing in February and two knives in his backpack, ' he said.

He added that the suspect is also believed to be responsible for a murder in Selangor and an attempted shooting of a police officer at a roadblock in Kamunting, Perak early this month.

'Further investigations revealed that the suspect has previous records of drug related offenses and robbery.

The suspect will be held under remand for seven days until August 26 and will be investigated under Section 8 of the Firearm act 1971,' he said.

Mohammad said the Ops Cantas Khas which was initiated on August 17 in order to curb issues relating to offences relating to firearms as well as secret societies has led to 1,725 individuals being inspected by the police.

'So far we have conducted 319 raids, inspected 748 vehicles and issued 134 summons for road offences.

"The police has also arrested 96 individuals of which 66 are still held under remand and are being investigated, ' he added.

Mohammad hopes that more of such cases can be solved and urges the public to approach the authorities if they have any information.

 


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