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Four Sabahans caught making Bakakuks in JB
Published on: Tuesday, November 23, 2004
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JOHOR BARU: Police arrested five men and seized a home-made gun and gun making components from two houses at Kulai-Kota Tinggi road, here, last Saturday.Johor Deputy CPO, SAC I Mohd Anuar Md Zain, said police raided the first house at 5.45am after receiving a tip-off and arrested four men from Sabah aged 19 to 31 years.

Police found two wooden pieces used for making gun butts and an iron pipe for a gun barrel in the house.

The home-made gun and a wooden butt were found in a concrete hole outside the house while three barrels and a wooden butt were hidden in bushes nearby, he told reporters after witnessing the handing-over of duty to new Johor CID Chief, SAC II Abdul Rahim Jaafar, by outgoing acting chief, ACP Rosli Mat Isa, Monday.

Mohd Anuar said police arrested another man and recovered two bamboo poles, 400 tin plates, one gun butt and two iron pipes believed to be gun barrels in a follow-up raid at a neighbouring house.

He said all five had committed offences under the Firearms Act (Increased Penalties) 1971 which carries a 14-year jail term and not less than six strokes of the rotan.

Mohd Anuar said police would investigate whether the suspects had been involved in armed robberies.

Abdul Rahim, 43, is the former Selangor Deputy CID chief and had also served as Deputy CID chief in Kedah and Terengganu and Deputy Director-General of D3 in Bukit Aman police headquarters.- Bernama



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