KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and other security agencies are carrying out audit inspections at all their armouries to ensure that the weapons are in good working order and not missing.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar said the auditing exercises were being carried out to ensure that cases of stolen weapons did not recur.
“We fear that if irresponsible groups lay their hands on the weapons, then the authorities themselves would be threatened.
“The 26 rifles belonging to Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) which went missing earlier have been recovered while 12 suspects who stole the rifles have been detained and will be charged in court,” he told reporters after attending the PDRM monthly assembly at Bukit Aman today.
On March 26, police confirmed that 26 rifles belonging to the Rela were found missing after an audit was carried out.
Twelve people, aged between 40 and 60, were detained in the northern part of the country, including Rela members suspected of being involved in the sale of rifles belonging to corps recently.