Hornbill Unleashed

December 14, 2016

Police nab alleged mastermind behind Bill Kayong’s murder

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Police have arrested the man alleged to be the mastermind in the murder of Miri PKR branch secretary Bill Kayong, who was shot dead at a traffic light junction in Lutong on June 21.

This was announced by police chief Khalid Abu Bakar on his Twitter account tonight.

“Syabas JSJ @PDRMsia S’wak bjaya kesan dan tkap perancang utama pembunuhan Bill Kayong di KLIA sebentar tadi. #GoPDRMGo,” read his tweet.

In his tweet, Khalid congratulated the Sarawak police contingent Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for locating and nabbing the suspect at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) earlier.

Sarawak police confirmed that the individual was escorted to Malaysia by a special team led by Sarawak CID chief Dev Kumar, he was promptly arrested upon arrival at KLIA, at 7.45pm tonight.

According to Sarawak police chief Mazlan Mansor in a statement, the suspect was initially apprehended by the Ministry of Public Security in Putian, Fujian Province yesterday and deported by Chinese authorities to Malaysia from Xiamen.

The suspect, a ‘datuk’, was the subject of a PDRM and Interpol manhunt after he was suspected of masterminding Kayong’s shooting.
Police had cancelled seven firearm licences issued to the ‘datuk’, after seizing the weapons in a raid on his house in Miri, Sarawak.Police seized seven firearms and more than 600 rounds of ammunition.

The firearms seized were a Glock automatic pistol, a .223 Ruger Ranch Rifle and five shotguns.The ammunition were for pistol (416 rounds), shotgun (206) and GFL 9MM Luger (one).

Two of the firearms were owned by the man for self-protection with licences issued by the police while the rest were for use by auxiliary police officers and their licences were issued by the Miri district office.

Kayong, 43, whose Muslim name was Mohd Hasbie Abdullah, was shot dead while in a Toyota Hilux about 8.30am on June 21 at the Lutong traffic light junction near the E-Mart supermarket in Jalan Miri-Bintulu.

Source : @ Malaysiakini


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