KUCHING: A local man, who was found in possession of three bullets while attempting to depart from Kuching International Airport, was ordered by the Magistrate’s Court here today to be remanded for four days.
The 33-year-old, from Tabuan Laru, was scheduled to fly to Bintulu when he was stopped by airport police after a scan of his carry-on luggage revealed the presence of the bullets.
According to the fact of the case, the complainant, who was in-charge of the x-ray scanner at the domestic departure hall, at 10.30am on Jan 6 had detected three bullet-shaped objects in the luggage bag of a passenger who was about to board an Air Asia aircraft AK6054.
Suspicious of the matter, the complainant made a second scan for certainty and then immediately directed the suspect to a nearby police station for further action.
When applying for remand, the court was told that the police needed time for further interrogation of the suspect and wanted to record the suspect’s intelligence statement as there was evidence and seizures showing the suspect’s involvement in this case.
The court allowed a remand application to be made against the suspect under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code and investigated under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960.
Police also need to track down another suspect who is still at large.