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Filipino, daughter held
Published on: Friday, September 23, 2016

Kota Kinabalu: Police arrested a Filipino and his daughter after they were found with M16 bullets and magazines at a premises in Kg Mangkalinau along Mile 3 in Sandakan.

State Criminal Investigations Department Chief SAC Datuk Salehhudin Abd Rahman said information prompted a team from the Sandakan Criminal Investigations Department to raid the premises at about 1.30pm on Tuesday.

The raid led to the seizure of several items, including three M16 magazines, 30 M16 bullets, a sword and its scabbard measuring about 65 centimetres long.

The 33-year-old unemployed man and his 13-year-old daughter, both without documents, were nabbed following the discovery.

Further inspections found the man to be positive for drugs. The case is being probed under Section 8 (a) of the Weapons Act 1960 which provides for up to seven years jail or up to RM10,000 fine or both, if found guilty.


Several cases of firearms being seized were also reported in the State this year, among them the seizure of a Colt.45 pistol, two magazines and seven live bullets hidden inside a shoe buried in the sand at Pulau Bankuruan off Beluran in August.

In February, four men were nabbed following the discovery of a Colt. 45 and 39 bullets in an Isuzu D-Max vehicle at the Telipok refugee settlement scheme in Kota Kinabalu.

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