A dramatic Puchong-area police shootout yesterday evening saw the death of a suspected human trafficker.
Lelaki disyaki ahli sindiket pemerdagangan manusia ditembak mati di Puchong malam ini – Ketua Polis Negara pic.twitter.com/NAEOrJXhX8
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Officers were in the midst of attempting to arrest the suspect in the Puchong Jaya neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur at 7:30pm in the evening, when the suspect drove into them. Police discharged their weapons, killing the man. At the time of the shoot-out, eight foreign-nationals were in the vehicle with him. One has been sent to hospital for treatment.
Polis menembak mati seorang lelaki dipercayai anggota sindiket penyeludupan migran di Puchong. – Video NSTP/Aizuddin Saad pic.twitter.com/4oNS0RJOjo
— Berita Harian (@bharianmy) September 24, 2019
The dead suspect is reportedly a Malaysian national.
Bystanders have told reporters that a loud ruckus could be heard, with one shopkeeper observing that police first approached the car, demanding that everyone inside get out before shots were fired.
Central police headquarters Bukit Aman have confirmed the incident and will be releasing an official statement on the matter “soon.”
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