Malaysia police detain 4 and seize illegal firearms

Malaysia police detain 4 and seize illegal firearms
Weapons haul: ACP Mohd Nashir (second from left) and other police officers showing journalists the faked gun, the Beretta semi-automatic pistol, Taser-gun and handcuff seized from the suspects in Taman Desa Seraya, Alor Setar in Kedah.

ALOR SETAR - Police seized illegal firearms and arrested four people in a raid at a house here.

State CID chief Asst Comm Mohd Nashir Ya said the suspects, aged between 40 and 60, were a Malaysian woman, a man with Malaysian permanent residence status and two foreigners.

The police raided the house in Taman Desa Seraya at 12.10am yesterday and seized a Beretta gun, a fake gun, 15 .32 calibre bullets, one handcuff, one taser gun and eight handphones, he said.

He said three forged authority cards, which bore the suspects' names and mugshots, were also recovered.

The cards, ACP Mohd Nashir said, identified the bearers as "senior intelligent" of the Consulate General of Malaysia in Songkhla, Thailand, "senior intelligent" of Special Investigation Unit of the Thai-Malaysia Border and "special official" of the National Security Council.

"These cards are just to deceive the public. There are no such authority cards," he said at a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters here.

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