Police officer loses gun in toilet

By Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — A police officer is under investigations for losing his pistol and 10 bullets at a night club where he and his team were on a drug stakeout in Jalan Doraisamy, Dang Wangi, on Saturday.

City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said although the misplaced pistol has been recovered with the arrest of five suspects in possession of the firearm, action will be taken against the officer for negligence.

Amar said the officer realised he misplaced his weapon after using the restroom at the nightclub.

“The officer attached to the Bukit Aman Narcotics Department only realised 15 minutes later that he had forgotten his weapon in the toilet,” he said.

“When he went back to the toilet cubicle, the firearm was no longer there. He then lodged a report.”

Following the report, police raided a single-storey house in Taman Sahabat, Gombak, yesterday morning and arrested three male and two female suspects in their 20s.

Amar said police recovered the Styer Compact pistol and 10 live bullets from the house.

He said the police officer is being investigated for negligence under Section 35 of the Firearms Act 1960 and the five suspects for theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code.


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