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.
In the second case, police seized an assortment of weapons, including assault rifles, during a raid at an empty shop in Naka early on Thursday morning.
State police chief Ahmad Ibrahim said that among the weapons seized were three Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles, three Colt M4 carbines, a home-made gun, semi-automatic Beretta pistol and 11 empty magazines for various weapons.
Five sacks of urea fertiliser and two cans filled with bullets were also seized, reported the New Straits Times.
Two suspects, aged between 50 and 53, were arrested at two locations.
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