Two suspects, aged 47 and 51, were detained in a murder case in the well-known Bukit Bintang neighbourhood, settling the case of a man discovered dead in a hotel room on Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to Kuala Lumpur police head Commissioner Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim, the motivation for the homicide was discovered to be tied to a botched narcotics deal.
On Wednesday night, the two suspects were tracked down and captured at an unknown location in Selangor.
Police also discovered 14 live rounds of ammunition as well as two pistols, a semi-automatic pistol and a.38-calibre revolver, one of which is thought to have been used to shoot the victim.
According to police, the dead guy was from Johor and had 13 prior criminal convictions, including drug-related offences, homicide, and kidnapping.
There are no further details on the murder and the police considers the case as solved!
An explosion in the Bukit Bintang famous entertainment zone in the Kuala Lumpur, in 2014, caused the death of one person and got 13 others wounded. It highlighted the rise of gun violence and gang fights in the popular tourist neighbourhood.
In the early hours of the morning, police believe a grenade was thrown onto the street outside a pub in the Bukit Bintang neighbourhood.
Under a parked automobile, a second unexploded explosive was discovered.
The police suspect gang violence, according to local media.
The victim was a Malaysian parking valet who died in hospital from his injuries.
In 2013, there was an uptick in gun violence, prompting a harsh anti-crime operation. A list of 49 gangs with over 40,000 members involved in extortion, drug distribution, and other illegal acts was provided by the Home Ministry.
The deadly blast at the Bukit Bintang shopping belt ares was motivated by a gang dispute, with the target being a bookie who had ruffled some feathers by allegedly trying to poach bookies from other syndicates, the local media then said.