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Audit shows 304 'unlicensed' firearms in Customs Dept storage

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Modified 6 Aug 2018, 7:57 am

AUDIT REPORT | The Customs Department was unable to distribute 304 units of firearms to its officers as the guns were purchased before obtaining the necessary licence from the police, a federal audit has shown.

The audit, conducted from December 2016 to April 2017, found that the Customs Department had spent RM2.8 million to purchase 659 units of firearms between 2014 and 2015.

However, nearly half of the units were found in storage, instead of being distributed to on-duty enforcement officers...

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