Senior citizen gets fine for shotgun offence

SIBU: The Sessions Court today (Apr 26) fined a senior citizen RM7,000, in default four months’ imprisonment for illegal possession of arms and live ammunition.

Janda Nyaru, 60, admitted to the offence after the charge was read to him before Judge Marutin Pagan.

Janda was found in possession of arms and live ammunition without a licence at the roadside of Rumah Justin in Mile 24, Oya Road at about 10.45pm on May 22 last year.

The items seized as evidence included a shotgun and eight bullets.

He was indicted under Section 8(a) of Arms Act 1960 which provides for an imprisonment term of up to seven years or a fine of up to RM10,000 or both upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Heng Yi Min told the court that on May 22 last year at about 10.45pm, a team of CID police led by Insp Hairul stopped a 4WD drive vehicle.

Inside the vehicle police found one shotgun, a machete, and a small bag containing six bullets, a modified aluminium stick and wire.

Hairul also found two bullets in the left pocket of the trousers worn by Janda.

Janda paid the fine.

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