Couple allegedly supplying firearms to Israeli ‘spy’ bought weapons in Thailand

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The couple arrested for allegedly supplying firearms to a suspected Israeli spy had bought the weapons in Thailand.

Sources said that as a result of the interrogation, the couple admitted to purchasing weapons in Thailand and delivering them to a foreign national believed to be an Israeli citizen.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, when contacted, confirmed the matter but declined to comment further.

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He said that further investigations are ongoing to detain those involved in the case, as reported by Harian Metro.

Earlier, the couple was detained by a team of officers and members of the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Upon their arrest, the police took the suspects to their residence, also in Kuala Selangor, where they found a pistol in a backpack inside their Honda Jazz.

Based on information from sources, the male suspect is believed to be responsible for supplying six pistols to the Israeli man who entered the country using a French passport.

Earlier, police also arrested a local man in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, believed to be the driver for the Israeli man since his entry into the country on March 12.

At present, the police are still conducting investigations to determine the main motive of the Israeli man’s entry into the country, besides his intention to possess six pistols and 200 rounds of ammunition.

Yesterday, Razarudin revealed that the 36-year-old Israeli was arrested at a hotel on Jalan Ampang last Wednesday.

He had entered the country through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), and upon his arrest, he was found to possess six firearms along with 200 rounds of ammunition.

A search of the hotel room revealed all the firearms, including Glock 19 Marine, Glock 17 Gen 4, Smith and Wesson, Sih Sauer, and Stoeger, as well as ammunition placed inside his bag.

The suspect, he said, claims that he came to Malaysia to kill another Israeli because of a family dispute – a telltale which the police do not fully believe in.

Police investigations revealed that all the firearms were purchased by the suspect upon his arrival in the country using cryptocurrency.

Razarudin also said that the police believe the suspect is not moving alone and he has contacts in the country. – NST