Weapons in a vacant house

Weapons in a vacant house
SDC Ahmad (second, left) showing the arsenal seized from the wooden house during a press conference in Alor Setar.

ALOR SETAR, Malaysia - An arsenal of high-powered weapons, usually used by the military, was found in a vacant house here.

The police had received a tip-off about the weapons, which were kept at the house in Jalan Naka-Nami, some 45km from here.

The officers found three Russian-made AK-47 assault rifles, three US-made M4 assault rifles, a homemade assault rifle, a Baretta pistol, hundreds of bullets and 11 magazines at 5am yesterday.

The semi-wooden house is located about 20km from the Durian Burung Customs, Immigration and Quaran-tine complex at the Malaysia-Thai border.

Kedah police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim said hundreds of bullets were found in two car engine oil containers.

"We also seized 11 bullet magazines of various sizes," he told reporters here yesterday.

SDC Ahmad said police arrested two men, one aged 50 at the house and another 53-year-old man in Kuala Kedah.

He added that police were investigating if both men were involved with triads.

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