Hunt for owner of smoke bombs
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.