3 men arrested for illegal possession of police equipment as well as dangerous weapons

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
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IPOH: Three local men were arrested after being found illegally possessing police equipment as well as dangerous weapons during an operation in the Sungai Senam area here yesterday.

Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said, at 6:10 am yesterday, they received information from the public about a suspicious vehicle in the Sungai Senam area.

“Acting on the information received, the police detained a Perodua Alza vehicle carrying three local men.

“The police have arrested all suspects.

“Upon physical examination of the suspects and the vehicle, it was found that all suspects had dangerous weapons and illegally possessed police equipment,” he said in a statement here today.

Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said all suspects were aged between 27 and 37 years old.

“Initial urine tests on all suspects showed positive for Methamphetamine and Amphetamine drugs,” he said.

He said a review of past records found that the first suspect had nine records of criminal offenses and four records of drug offenses.

“Meanwhile, the second suspect had nine records of criminal offenses and one record of drug offense.

“Meanwhile, the third suspect had six records of criminal offenses and nine records of drug offenses,” he said.

According to him, all suspects will be remanded to assist in further investigations.

He said the investigation is conducted under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive, Explosive Substances and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958 and Section 89 (A) of the Police Act 1967.

“With the arrest of this group, the police believe they have solved several cases of robbery and impersonation of police officers in the Ipoh district.

“Therefore, the police advise the public not to purchase or possess any type of dangerous weapon or to illegally possess equipment supplied to police officers.

“This can result in charges under the law.

“The police will continue to focus on ensuring the safety and security of the public,” he said.

He added that any information related to crime can be directed to the Ipoh District Control Center (DCC) at 05-2542222 or any nearby police station.

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