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KLIA Bomb Hoax Suspect Detained, Charges Awaited

29-Apr-2024
By Dhiviya

A man aged 23 was arrested on Thursday (April 25) for his involvement with the latest bomb hoax that occurred in the KL International Airport (KLIA) cargo area.


According to Assistant Commissioner Azman Shariat, the person suspected, who works as a storekeeper, acknowledged putting an explosive warning letter on a parcel.


"He said it was a joke but was unable to delete anything before a courier agent picked up the item.


The accused person doesn't have any prior criminal record," he stated when approached on Monday.


ACP Azman stated that the matter is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code, and the investigation document has been forwarded to the Deputy Public Prosecutor.


"He is expected to be charged at the Sepang Magistrate's Court on Monday," the official added.


He urged everyone, especially courier businesses, to be extra cautious about the parcels they handle.


"When handling shipments, do not write on them or mention explosives or explosions.


"The security and safety of individuals is our number one concern.


"Stern action will be done upon anyone who jeopardizes it," he claimed.


The bomb disposal squad was reportedly sent to the KLIA Cargo Centre on April 25 following a package containing a message warning that harsh treatment would result in an explosion was discovered there.


ACP Azman stated that the incident occurred at about 1.30 pm.


"We got a call from the scanning machine operator at KLIA Cargo Center.


"The person in question stated that a package was scanned and the pictures revealed that the item had a battery and wiring," he responded to a request for clarification.


According to him, the operator also indicated that the package included the phrase "Do not throw or it will explode" (AWAS JANGAN CAMPAK NANTI MELETUP INI BOOM).


"Checks revealed that the package was addressed to a person in Limbang, Sarawak."


"We immediately deployed a K-9 unit to the scene, and it did not detect any explosives," he added, noting that they proceeded to call in the Bomb Disposal Unit, as is regular operating practice.


He stated that they had destroyed the shipment utilizing a robotic unit and that no explosion happened.


"We then checked the box and discovered a laptop and a charger wire inside.


"We also checked with the sender and confirmed that the parcel contained a laptop" he added.


Source: The Star 

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