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3 Men Arrested For Attempting to Smuggle Prohibited Items Into Kelantan Prison Via Drone


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Source: Sinar Harian & ANI News

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The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have successfully arrested 3 men after they were found to be using a drone to send prohibited items into the Machang Prison in Kelantan.

This incident was discovered on December 12 (Monday) at around 1:05am, as the Criminal Investigation Division of the Machang District Police Headquarters (IPD) received information regarding a drone that appeared to have invaded the prison area.

According to a report by Sinar Harian, Kelantan Police Chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun shared that the drone was believed to be used by its operator to bring in prohibited items into the prison.

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“Following that, our party managed to locate the device used in a nearby area, which is in Jalan Kuing Indah, Kampung Pangkal Meleret, Machang,” he said.

“During the raid, 3 men aged 35 to 39 rushed into a Honda CRV and sped away when they noticed the presence of the police.”

Despite fleeing the scene, all 3 suspects were successfully caught on Jalan Utama Kuala Krai – Kota Bharu.

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“The search carried out on the car and the 3 suspects led to the discovery of 41 small, compressed packages suspected to be tobacco, 20 ball firecrackers, 13 packages of tobacco and a remote control device for a model RC123 drone,” he added.

“Also found were 5 mobile phone units, 2 power bank units, a machete, a sickle, a digital scale, 2 rolls of iron wire, plastic wrap and 3 roles of yellow nylon rope.”

Muhammad Zaki went on to explain that they were detained and investigated for offenses under Section 447 of the Penal Code, Section 8 of the Explosives Act 1957 and Section 6 of the Corrosive Substance, Explosives and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958.

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“On December 19 (Monday), they were accused at the Machang Magistrate’s Court and pleaded guilty to an offense under Section 58(1) of the Prison Act 1995 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, and Regulation 140 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 (MCAR) read with Section 34 of the Penal Code,” he said.

Meanwhile, on December 20 (Tuesday), one of them was accused in the Kota Bharu Sessions Court and pleaded guilty under Section 6 of the Corrosive Substances, Explosives and Dangerous Weapons Act 1957

The suspect was sentenced to 5 years in prison for each charge, to be run concurrently, and 1 whipping.


Stay tuned for more updates.


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Source: ANI News
Source: Sinar Harian

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