Heavily-armed drug traffickers nabbed
SHAH ALAM - A routine check by the police netted three highly dangerous and heavily-armed drug traffickers who are believed to be key members of a local syndicate.Two of the suspects, aged 33 and 40, were detained in Batu Caves, Gombak, on Sunday when police spotted them behaving suspiciously in a lorry at about 11am.Selangor deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk A. Argyle Knit UGG Boots Thaiveegan said police found two Browning pistols with live bullets in a plastic bag hidden under the lorry seat.SAC Thaiveegan said several hours after the arrest, they raided a house in Permatang Pagar, Sungai Buloh, and arrested another suspect, aged 33."We found RM15,500 in cash, drugs like Eramin 5 pills, syabu and ganja as well as a cache of weapons including a crossbow, an air gun, a machete, a fake M-16 sub-machinegun, two Samurai swords and some live ammunition."Initial investigations revealed that the suspects had previous convictions for drug-related offences and were involved in several robbery cases in Sentul, Jinjang, Muar and Batu Gajah," he said yesterday.SAC Thaiveegan said police believed the suspects, who tested positive for drugs abuse, were planning to use the weapons to stage robberies and carry out drug deals.The suspects have been remanded for a week to facilitate investigations。The case is being investigated under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 and Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960 for illegal possession of firearms as well as Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
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