Nabbed - guards with firearm

Nabbed - guards with firearm
ACP Munusamy showing one of the weapons the three guards had in their possession.

KUALA LUMPUR - Two primary school security guards were among three men arrested for illegal possession of firearm over the past 24 hours.

Sentul police chief Asst Comm R. Munusamy said the men, aged between 21 and 23, were picked up at two separate locations on Sunday and yesterday.

The Star reported yesterday how thugs have infiltrated several residential security firms.

On Sunday, the guards' colleague discovered a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver in the ceiling of their guard post at a primary school around 10am.

The police were immediately alerted and the company that hired the security guards lodged a report.

"The security guards, who are also siblings, were arrested at about 11pm near the primary school in Jalan Baiduri here where they worked.

"They were on their way to work at the time," he said at a press conference yesterday.

Investigations led police to a house in Selayang where their accomplice, a 22-year-old man, was arrested at 2am.

"The man, who works as a handphone seller, was the one who obtained the firearm.

"At his residence, we seized a hunting knife, three machetes, handcuffs, a ski mask and a box believed to be used to keep the gun.

"We believe the three were involved in house break-ins. It is unclear how long they have been active but we are investigating," he added.

It is believed that the brothers had been working at the school in Jalan Baiduri for the past three months.

Police revealed that the older brother had a record involving a house break-in in Kuala Lumpur.

He was released because of lack of evidence to charge him.

The case is being investigated under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 for unlawful possession of firearms.

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