Rifles, ammo seized from yacht in M'sia

Rifles, ammo seized from yacht in M'sia
The firearms and ammunitions recovered from the yacht at Langkawi.

Malaysian police have arrested a South African man and a Thai woman for having seven rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition on board a luxury yacht at Langkawi's Kuah Jetty.

Kedah police chief Senior Deputy Commissioner Ahmad Ibrahim said officers raided the vessel and recovered the Italian-made Benelli Agro rifles at about 12.30pm on Thursday, after a tip-off, reported The Star.

He said the 43-year-old man and the woman, who is in her 30s, had been remanded pending investigations.

"We are trying to determine if the firearms belonged to other ship owners and whether the suspect's vessel was being used as a store," he told reporters on Saturday.

The case is being investigated.

Meanwhile, police arrested two men, in their 40s, and recovered an assortment of various drugs worth more than RM150,000 (S$58,800) in the carpark of a shopping mall in Sungai Petani.

Mr Ahmad said 10 compressed blocks of ganja (9.8kg), 15 packets of heroin (4.6g) and two packets of syabu (560g) were recovered. The two men have previous records for drug-related offences.


This article was first published on Sep 22, 2014.
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