TELUK INTAN, Aug 14 — Police detained a labourer at a house in Kampung Sungai Suli Dalam, Sungai Tungku here last Thursday for allegedly possessing a homemade shotgun.
Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Mohd Marzukhi Mohd Mokhtar said the man, in his 40s, was picked up while resting in a nearby shed at about 1 pm.
“The suspect had tried to escape with the gun in his right hand prior to his arrest. Further inspection in the shed led to the discovery of various gun-making tools including a welding machine, iron cutting machine and a hacksaw,” he said in a statement here today.
Mohd Marzukhi said the suspect, who tested positive for methamphetamine, had nine criminal records including seven for drug-related offences.
The man was being remanded until tomorrow to facilitate investigations under Sections 8 and 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960, he added. — Bernama