Police are searching for the weapon, believed to be a knife, used to stab a man in a murder at a petrol station in Taman Pelangi here last Dec 17.
Johor police chief Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said based on investigation conducted on the main suspect, who was involved in two robbery cases in the Kulai and Batu Pahat districts, the weapon had been disposed of somewhere along a road in Desaru, Kota Tinggi.
“Police are identifying the location where the suspect was believed to have disposed of the knife, believed to have been used to stab the victim,” he said, adding that the police would submit the completed investigation papers on the case to the prosecution for further action.
He told this to reporters after witnessing the handing-over of duties by Azman Ayob, who has been transferred to Kuala Lumpur to head the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department, to the new Johor Criminal Investigation Department head Kamaluddin Kasim today.
Meanwhile, he said police were finalising the investigation papers on the case involving the selling of fake state awards and bogus datukships, dubbed “Ops Darjah,” before submitting the papers to the Attorney-General's Chambers.
“This is among the high profile cases recorded in the fourth quarter of last year, apart from the petrol station murder case,” he added.