Duo caught with bullets hidden in packet of cigarette

Duo caught with bullets hidden in packet of cigarette

SERDANG, Malaysia - Narcotics officers investigating a tip-off found a cigarette pack with contents deadlier than the usual cigarette.

Police officers, who stopped two men in a car at the Besraya Highway on Aug 30, found 22 9mm bullets hidden in the pack.

Acting Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the bullets might have been smuggled in from Thailand.

"Officers also found another cigarette pack filled with a crystaline substance believed to be methamphetamine.

"Our initial investigations showed they were waiting for their buyers when they were arrested," added DCP Thaiveegan.

"The arrests were drug-related but we will be also be investigating their involvement in firearms trafficking," he said at a press conference yesterday.

He said both men, aged 23 and 28, have criminal records and were suspected to be members of Gang 08.

The younger suspect works as a lorry driver and has two drug-related convictions while the other man is an electrician and has three criminal records involving drugs and house breaking.

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