Police seize cache of weapons in Kedah

Police seize cache of weapons in Kedah
Kedah police chief Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim (second from left), with his officers, showing the weapons that had been seized.

MALAYSIA - The police in Kedah seized home-made air rifles and deadly weapons including Kalashnikovs and assault rifles in two separate raids, said reports.

The raids happened over two days.

In the first case, police arrested a rubber tapper from Baling, Kedah, and his son, a medical student in his 20s, for allegedly making home-made air rifles, reported the New Straits Times.

Kedah Criminal Investigation Department chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nashir Ya, said that investigations suggested the duo were planning to sell the air rifles.

The police feared the rifles would end up with criminals, he said.

ACP Nashir added that with information from an ongoing operation, a team from the state Criminal Investigation Department raided the rubber tapper's home on Tuesday afternoon.

Police picked up the suspect's son at a college on Wednesday.

Investigations showed that the son had learnt to make rifles through the Internet.

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