Hunt for owner of smoke bombs

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ASH­WIN KU­MAR

KUALA LUMPUR: Po­lice have nar­rowed their in­ves­ti­ga­tions on trac­ing the owner of the two smoke bombs found in the garbage dis­posal area at the Air Panas Peo­ple’s Hous­ing Project (PPR) flats in Se­ta­pak on Tues­day.

Wangsa Maju dis­trict po­lice chief Supt Mo­hamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said po­lice are check­ing whether the bombs were owned by the de­part­ment or the armed forces.

“The smoke bombs are usu­ally used to main­tain pub­lic or­der. In­ves­ti­ga­tors learnt that the man­u­fac­turer sup­plies ex­plo­sive sub­stances only to the de­fence and po­lice agen­cies and not to the pub­lic,” he told a press con­fer­ence at the Wangsa Maju dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day.

Roy fur­ther re­vealed that the bomb dis­posal squad has con­firmed that the bombs were still ac­tive and po­lice are con­duct­ing a check with Syarikat Malaysia Ex­plo­sives Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian de­fence com­pany that spe­cialises in the man­u­fac­ture and mar­ket­ing of ord­nance, to iden­tify the owner of the bomb.

“We will know the re­sult, lat­est by to­day (Thurs­day),” he said, adding that the bombs were sent to the Foren­sic De­part­ment for fur­ther checks.

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