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Israeli man carrying firearms arrested in Kuala Lumpur

Friday 29-March-2024

KUALA LUMPUR, (PIC)

An Israeli man carrying multiple firearms and suspected of being an Israeli intelligence agent has been arrested at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police announced on Friday.

Police seized six pistols and 200 bullets from the man who entered the country using a French passport.

Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain said the 36-year-old man was arrested by police on March 27 by a team from Bukit Aman police headquarters and Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department.

“Based on our checks, the man entered via a French passport. Upon further investigation, the suspect then handed over an Israeli passport,” he added.

“The suspect claims that he entered the country to hunt down and kill a fellow Israeli over a family dispute,” he told reporters on March 29.

“We are not taking him at his word and do not rule out the possibility of him having another agenda,” said Tan Sri Razarudin, adding that police investigations were focused on the possibility that the suspect is an Israeli intelligence agent.

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