From The Star 6 March 2012:
Cops open fire at armed Indonesian gang in Johor
JOHOR BARU: Four Indonesians and a 50-year-old local woman were arrested in a raid on a house during which police had to open fire to subdue the suspects.
Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the drama unfolded when police raided a house in Taman Johor Jaya at 1.30am last Wednesday.
“One of the suspects pointed a gun at the police so my men were forced to fire two shots. One hit a suspect’s left knee,” he said during a press conference here yesterday.
He said police seized two semi-automatic pistols and 17 rounds of ammunition as well as a car.
“We believe that with the arrest of the suspects, aged between 30 and 50, we are able to solve 15 cases involving murder and robbery in the Seri Alam, Nusajaya and Kulaijaya areas,” he said.
In another case, DCP Mohd Mokhtar said police detained a 31-year-old man at Hospital Sultan Ismail at 3.20am on Feb 23 for having a gun.
He said the suspect was being investigated under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971, which carries a maximum 14-year jail term and at least six strokes of the cane upon conviction.
“We found a pistol and five rounds of ammunition on the suspect, who has records for murder, robbery and drug offences,” he said.