The man hunt is on for cop killers

The Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Dato’ Musa Hj Hassan said that all resources will be deployed to hunt down and book the cop killers on Thursday anti drug operation near Sungai Buloh which saw three Policemen gunned down. The furious Police Boss said this today to the press, during the launch of Community Day with Police at Sungai Besi.

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Musa orders thorough probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Get the cop killers – that was Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan’s order to his men following the killing of two detectives who were gunned down during a drug bust in Sungai Buloh on Thursday night.

A furious Musa also wants his men to use all resources available to bring to book the trigger-happy gunmen who also shot and wounded two police Inspectors during the incident at Kampung Desa Aman.

“My priority now is to catch these cop killers.

“A massive hunt is on to identify and get them,” he said after the launching of the Community Day With Police 2007 by Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s department at the Sungei Besi police station here yesterday.

L/Kpl K. Jayabalan from the Gombak police headquarters died at the scene while detective L/Kpl M. Alagesan from the city police headquarters died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

The injured were C/Insp Helmi Zakaria from the Gombak Narcotics division and C/Insp R. Rajkumaran who both had 9mm bullets removed from their bodies at the Kuala Lumpur hospital. Their conditions were listed as stable.

Musa also ordered thorough investigations into what actually happened, including finding out if the officers and men involved in the operation were part of a task force.

He also wants answers as to how the operation was carried out and who the task force commander was.

“When we form a task force, officers and personnel from various departments will be roped in to assist in the investigations and operations.

“It is not unusual for officers and men from different departments to be involved,” he added.

To a question, the IGP said he would be requesting an allocation from the Government to buy more bullet-proof vests for his men to be worn during special operations and patrols.

He said the number of vests they had now was only enough for the personnel of the Special Operations Force and serious crimes division.

“At the moment, the vests are used by those who are in the special task force (UTK) because they are more likely to be involved in dangerous operations.

“I want to buy more bullet-proof vests for policemen who carry out general duties including those in patrol cars and those who carry out operations in the CID, narcotics and commercial crime divisions,” he added.

On the activities of the drug syndicate that was raided, Musa said his officers were trying to identify who they were and how many people were involved in the syndicate.

It is learnt that police found several packets containing “ice” or syabu and suspect that the double-storey terrace house was being used as the distribution centre.

A car found parked in the porch of the house is believed to have been reported stolen. Police have dusted the car for fingerprints.

In KOTA BARU, IAN MCINTYRE reports that Kelantan police have tightened checks at the three main border crossings in the state following the shootout in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

Latest information and photo profiles of suspects have been distributed to the border areas and police outposts, state CPO Senior Asst Comm (I) Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said.

He said the General Operations Force (PGA) personnel have also been notified since they conducted several roadblock checks around the border.

“If they come, we will be ready for them. We have been informed they are armed and dangerous,” he added.

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