Police nab man wanted for violent crimes in Kota Bharu

KOTA BHARU, March 13: A man wanted for violent crimes and drug-related offences was nabbed by the police in a house on Jalan Long Yunus, Kampung Tanjung Chat, here.

During the arrest of the 36-year-old man at his housew at 11 pm last night, a team from the Crime Investigation Department’s D9 unit also discovered two guns concealed in a custom-made imported drawer, which requires card access. 

Kelantan police chief, Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun, stated that a search of the house also uncovered 54 live bullets and a bag containing 1,200 ecstasy and 550 erimin 5 pills.

The man had two previous criminal records and tested negative for drugs, he said during a media briefing at the Kelantan Contingent Police headquarters today.

The man has been remanded for six days until next Monday for investigation under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971, Section 8 (a) of the Arms Act 1960, and Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Muhamad Zaki also announced the arrest of a Thai man suspected of trafficking 8.350 kg of marijuana, estimated to be worth RM25,885, in a house in Kampung Kota. 

He said the 36-year-old unemployed man was picked up at 7.10 pm yesterday, and eight plastic wraps containing compressed marijuana were also seized.