A Kelantanese murder suspect ran to Kuching and became a police trainee months after he was involved in a shooting
Sinar Harian reported that the suspect had trained at the Police Training Centre (PULAPOL) in Kuching for six weeks before getting caught on 11 August.
According to China Press, the man's identity as a Kelantanese fugitive was discovered following advanced background checks on trainees.
He was one of the 360 people in the latest batch of police trainees at the centre.
The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was one of the assailants in a drive-by shooting which happened in March
On 17 March, New Straits Times reported sources as saying that one of the two men on a motorcycle opened fire at a Kota Bahru restaurant, injuring the owner and his Thai worker.
According to China Press, the assailants have been on Kelantan's wanted list after they fled the crime scene.
After his arrest, the ex-police trainee was sent back to Kota Bahru to face his fate
He was detained on 11 August, and put on a flight back to Kelantan from the Kuching International Airport on the same day.
The suspect is being investigated under Section 3 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971, and Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.
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