Arms supply to Israelis, arrested in Malaysia 3

Last Updated on March 31, 2024 3:30 am

Three people have been arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of supplying firearms to a man with an Israeli passport.

According to Malaysian police, they were arrested this week after raiding a hotel in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Police Inspector General Rajaruddin Hussain said in a press conference that the person with an Israeli passport arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from the United Arab Emirates on March 12. Six pistols and 200 bullets were recovered from him. He traveled to Malaysia using a fake French passport.

He said the man handed over his Israeli passport during police interrogation. After arriving in Malaysia, he ordered the weapons and paid for them in cryptocurrency.

Reuters reported that the Israeli embassy in Singapore did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment. Malaysia and Israel do not have diplomatic relations.

Malaysian police have not ruled out the possibility that the suspect may be a member of the Israeli intelligence agency. However, the suspect told Malaysian authorities that he entered Malaysia in search of another Israeli national due to a family dispute.

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