KOTA BAHARU, April 18 (Bernama) -- Two criminals, high on the wanted list,
were shot dead by the police in a raid at a budget hotel along Jalan Sri
Cemerlang here yesterday.
Kelantan Police Chief Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman identified them as
Elezulhelmie Ilias, also known as ''Emi Lias'', from Bekelam, Bachok, and Ahmad
Izzuddin Che Deraman, or ''Din Billion'', from Jalan Marican here, who were
members of the "Buyung" gang.
Both of them died at the scene, he added.
He said police, acting on a tip-off, went to a room on the first floor of
the hotel about 8pm.
"After police opened the door and introduced themselves, they saw two men
jumped through a window at the back of the hotel.
POLICE-SHOOT 2 (LAST) KOTA BAHARU
"Police tried to apprehend them, but one of them opened fire, forcing the
police to return fire in defence," he added.
Jalaluddin said police recovered a semi-automatic pistol at the scene and a
silver Proton Waja, believed to be the one reported stolen in Ajil, Hulu
Terengganu last March 27.
Police also seized a China-made imitation Revolver, two machetes, four bank
cards, five driving licence, and identity card and a road tax disc, he said.
Following preliminary investigations, police believed the two suspects were
responsible for eight criminal cases, comprising three in Kota Baharu, two in
Pasir Mas and three in Bachok, since early this year.
Jalaluddin said were tracking down the other members of the gang and urged
those with information to contact the nearest police station or the Kelantan
Police Operations Room at 09-7450999.
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