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RELA man hires out gun for RM500 a time

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KUANTAN: A Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) member was arrested for allegedly hiring out a revolver at RM500 a time.

Pahang CID chief SAC T. Narenasagaran said the suspect had a revolver with six rounds of ammunition when he was arrested at 10.45pm in Taman Gambang Damai on Monday.

“The suspect who was waiting for someone by the roadside fled when police approached but did not get far,” he told reporters here.

He said in follow up operations, police seized 10 more bullets, a shotgun with 30 rounds and a laptop computer at the suspect’s home.

“He is believed to have bought the pistol from an acquaintance from Thailand for RM500,” he said, adding that the suspect had been hiring out the gun since the last two months.

The gun is believed to have been used in a number of robberies.

The suspect, who has no previous record, had a licence issued by Rela for the shot gun, SAC Narenasagaran said. – Bernama