MALACCA - Concealing a body in a drum or burying it in an isolated area is a hasty way of destroying evidence.
A former gangster in his early 40s, who requested anonymity, said yesterday that resorting to such tactics showed sloppiness.
"This tactic is usually used by novice killers who just want to complete their 'order' quickly and report to their head-honcho that they have completed their task."
The former thug also unveiled that these tactics are usually employed when the crime is not pre-meditated.
"For instance, the order could have been given sometime back. But the henchman may end up doing a sloppy job if he waits to do it only when he gets the right opportunity," he said.
He said that once the task is completed, the head would normally get his trusted lieutenants to destroy the evidence completely in a fire.
"An experienced 'old school' killer would normally dump the body in the sea or large rivers to avoid detection.
"In high-profile cases, the bodies are cremated or buried in cemeteries," he added.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested another suspect in connection with the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the 22-year-old jobless man was picked up in Kulim at about 5pm on Wednesday.
The police are urging anyone with information on an accident at Jalan Duta Mas near here on Sept 4 at about 7.51am, believed to be connected to Morais' abduction, to come forward.
He said the public can call any police station or the KL police hotline at 03-21159999.