KUALA LUMPUR: The arrest of a suspected drug addict led police to a hand grenade 'buried' at a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Maju yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said police earlier noticed the man aged 40, acting in a suspicious manner and apprehended him at 9.30am.
"When questioned, the suspect revealed that he had buried a hand grenade near a drain behind the staircase of the condominium.
"The suspect claimed he got the bomb from a friend in Thailand two years ago. At the time the suspect was residing at the condominium but had now moved to Bandar Puteri Kinrara, Puchong," he said in a statement.
Mazlan said a police team from the Bomb Disposal Unit and Canine Unit (K9) went to the location and directed occupants of the condominium block to evacuate as a safety measure.
He said initial investigations found no element of violence in the incident as the suspect had concealed the explosive at the spot because he was worried about being arrested by the authorities.
The suspect also did not have any previous criminal record, he said. — Bernama