BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have arrested a man following the seizure of a hand grenade, pistols and hundreds of live bullets from a double-storey house in Taman Bukit Indah here on Sunday.
The 42-year-old, known as Ah Teck, was picked up at a car accessory and air-condition shop in Parit Buntar at 5pm yesterday.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abd Hamid said the man was arrested as he was the last person who had rented the house, where the items were found.
“Following interrogation, the suspect claimed he was not involved in any way.
“We have obtained a week-long remand against him, to assist in our investigation into the matter,” he said today.
Nik Ros Azhan said beside the suspect’s cell phone, police also impounded a Malaysian passport.
It was reported yesterday that police seized a hand grenade, pistols and hundreds of live bullets from a double-storey house in Taman Bukit Indah here on Sunday.
The house was last raided in December when police uncovered a drug processing laboratory on the premises, and seized more than RM700,000 worth of ecstasy pills.
The drug discovery was made after the homeowner revealed that his tenant had disappeared after leaving the house vacant for six months.
The same homeowner led police on the latest raid at 2.40pm yesterday, and a report was lodged after the ammunition and weapons were discovered.
After more than an hour’s search, the raiding party found more than 349 live bullets and pistols inside the headboard (of a bed).
A further search led to the discovery of an active hand grenade.
Among the items seized were a US-made M61 hand grenade, a Smith & Wesson (Magnum) pistol, a home-made pistol, two silencers, a laser shooter, bullet shells and casings.
Also seized were an assortment of live bullets, including 42 Thai ARM .38 SPL live bullets, 50 black Thai ARM bullets, 50 Thai ARM live bullets and 39 PMC .38 live bullets.
The case is being investigated under Section 8A of the Firearms Act 1960 and Section 8 of the Firearms Act (Increased Penalty) 1971.