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Damansara Perdana bomb case: More suspects, local drug traffickers involved says police

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor and Kuala Lumpur police are liaising to identify several suspects linked to the discovery of seven bombs at a condominium in Damansara Perdana early yesterday.

Selangor CID chief Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the police were in the midst of tracking down a suspect with previous criminal records in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

He said this at a media conference after a handing-over of duties ceremony involving the Kajang police chief at the district police headquarters here today.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the homemade bombs found were not related to the Daesh militant group or other terrorist groups.

“We believe they were not linked to Daesh or any other terrorist group but more related to drug trafficking and moneylending activities,” he told a media conference after a monthly assembly of police departments in Bukit Aman here today. Khalid said the police had identified some of them as local drug traffickers.

In a police raid at a condominium in Damansara Perdana at 4.30am yesterday, a suspect, identified only as ‘Ah Chong’ managed to escape.

The police found seven bombs in the form of firecrackers with electronic devices, as well as two kilogrammes of drugs believed to be syabu (methamphetamine) and some Erimin 5 pills.

Initial police investigations revealed the suspect was involved in assault and arson cases in Sri Petaling about 1.30am yesterday.-nst

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