Private school teacher detained for possession of fake pistols

KOTA BARU, Jan 4 — Police detained a private school teacher with seven fake pistols, bought from a neighbouring country, which are believed to be for sale on the Internet, yesterday.

Kota Baru District deputy police chief Supt Idris Abd Rafar said the 26-year-old man was detained in a vehicle in Jalan Pasir Mas-Salor in front of a sundry shop at 1.30pm, after a tip-off.

“We found seven boxes with the writing G.29 AIRSOFT GUN. Each contained a pistol with a black magazine hidden in the boot of the car,” he told reporters at the Kota Baru District Headquarters here, today.

He said preliminary investigations showed that the pistols were bought at RM60 each and were intended for sale on Facebook.

“The pistols were bought in Sungai Golok, Thailand and the suspect used a middleman, believed to be a Thai, to obtain the pistols,” he added.

The suspect was remanded for four days from today and the investigation was made under Section 36(1) of the Firearms Act 1960 which provides for a one-year jail or fine of up to RM5,000, or both, Idris added. — Bernama

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