CRIME & COURTS

MAN HIRED TO THROW MOLOTOV COCKTAILS ARRESTED

13/06/2024 11:39 AM

MELAKA, June 13 (Bernama) -- Police have arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails in Melaka and Perak earlier this month.

State police chief Datuk Zainol Samah said the suspect was arrested at about 9 am yesterday in front of a house in Taman Kok Liang, Kuala Lumpur, for allegedly being involved in the acts of mischief, believed to be connected to 'ah long' (loan shark) activities from a neighbouring country.

"The arrest was made following a police report by a 38-year-old woman in Masjid Tanah, Alor Gajah, after the victim found that the vehicle parked in front of her house was damaged believed to be hit by a Molotov cocktail.

"Preliminary investigations found that the suspect had been working with a moneylending company from a neighbouring country for the past month and is also believed to be involved in a similar act of mischief in Sitiawan, Perak," he said in a statement here today.

Zainol said police also seized a Toyota Unser MPV, a mobile phone, and a set of clothing from the suspect.

The case is being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code for mischief by fire.

-- BERNAMA


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