JOHOR BARU: Inspections of vehicles carrying firearms entering or leaving the country at the Malaysia-Singapore border are part of routine checks carried out by Johor police, said state police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat.
He said inspections of vehicles passing through the lorry route to Singapore at Complex B of the Sultan Iskandar Building here from 2.30pm to 4.30pm yesterday was led by the Johor police licensing staff officer.
Kamarul was responding to a viral WhatsApp message containing pictures of vehicle inspections conducted by police at the border yesterday.
"The police team inspected a trailer and a Toyota Hilux four-wheel-drive vehicle. It is part of a routine check on weapons, ammunition and firearm equipment to make sure they are in accordance with the interim license approved by the inspector-general of police.
"They were checked to be cleared by police and Customs to enter Singapore after the military exercise with the Malaysian armed forces," he said today.
He said the two vehicles were carrying firearms that were used for the military exercise in the country.
He advised the public not to easily believe unverified news and to first check the authenticity of a piece of news before spreading or sharing it.
He said police will take firm action against irresponsible quarters who spread inaccurate content, rumours or news. — BERNAMA