26 shotguns missing from Rela centre recovered: Deputy IGP

FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR

PUTRAJAYA: Police today confirmed that all 26 shotguns reported missing from the People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) training centre in Selama, Perak, have been recovered.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim, said no new arrest has been made, however.

"We have tracked down and recovered all shotguns that were sold to several individuals," he said after attending the Home Ministry monthly assembly today.

Noor Rashid declined to disclose details on when and where the firearms were recovered, however.

It was reported that 26 shotguns belonging to Rela went missing in early March.

The firearms were discovered missing during an audit of the Rela northern region training centre by Bukit Aman and the Kedah police headquarters’ firearms licensing enforcement unit.

Police initially recovered 14 of the 26 shotguns.

Fourteen people, including a Rela member, aged between 40 and 60, suspected of involvement in the firearms sale, were arrested in a northern state