Saturday, August 22, 2009

Police seize explosives, weapons in illegal settlement

An illegal settlement deep in the Bukit Kiara View jungle near Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, where explosives and weapons were found by police today.
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri: Police today seized five explosives, four detonators and 38 sharp weapons, including long machetes and axes, in an illegal settlement in the Bukit Kiara View jungle near Desa Sri Hartamas here.

Brickfields OCPD ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said the weapons were found during a follow-up of yesterday's operation against illegal immigrants in the area.

"We had to call off the operation at 7pm yesterday due to heavy rain. Furthermore, the site is located deep in the jungle. We resumed the operation at 3pm today and found the weapons," he told reporters at the Travers police station here today.

He said the case would be investigated under the Corrosive Substances, Explosives and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958.

Thirty-eight policemen and 16 Rela personnel were involved in the operation where they carried out checked on 23 Indonesians residing in the area. Police arrested an Indonesian man and woman who had no valid documents. -- BERNAMA

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