He was arrested after the police found a handmade rifle, a fake pistol and a packet of methamphetamine that belongs to him.
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The police apprehended a 39-year-old local gun enthusiast with a handmade rifle, a fake pistol and a packet of methamphetamine, among other things, in Sitiawan, Perak, on 26 September.
According to Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri, the man, who worked as a blacksmith, was caught at a house in Taman Mewah Jaya at around 12.30am.
Mohd Yusri said that the suspect confessed to his interest in making weapons and it only took him a month to learn how to assemble the rifles through online videos.
“There were three rifles found, along with a fake gun, a modified small gas cylinder, a pair of handcuffs, two keys, and 0.634kg methamphetamine,” Mohd Yusri was quoted as saying by The Star.
He also added that the drug was found in a transparent plastic bag.
The suspect tested positive for drugs and also has a prior record related to illegal substances. He has been remanded for three days.
The case is being investigated under Section 38 (1) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 and Section 36(1) of the Firearm Act 1960, added Mohd Yusri.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, a 22-year-old man was nabbed together with more than 4kg of heroin at Terminal Meru Jaya on 26 September.
Mohd Yusri said that the drugs, estimated to be worth RM158,730, can be used by up to 15,000 drug addicts.
“Our investigation revealed that the drugs are for the local market,” he said.
However, the suspect, who is unemployed, tested negative for drugs.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Act 1952.