Bangladeshi among 3 killed in shootout with police in Malaysia Malaysia
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Bangladeshi among 3 killed in shootout with police in Malaysia

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Mar 2024, 06:24 pm

Kuala Lumpur, March 13: Three foreign nationals, including a Bangladeshi, were killed in a shootout with the police in Malaysia.

According to a report by the country's state news media Bernama and Star Online, three foreign national robbers were killed in a shootout with the police in Jalan Pekan-Kuantan, Kuantan, Pahang state, Malaysia at midnight on Monday (March 11). There was also a Bangladeshi citizen among them.

Police suspect that they were members of the Centro gang involved in robberies and looting of several gold shops in the country. The suspects were two Vietnamese nationals aged between 34 and 44 and a Bangladeshi national aged 38. However, the police did not disclose their names in detail.

This information was announced in a press conference at the Pahang Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) on Tuesday (March 12).

Pahang police chief Datuk Seri Yahya Othman said a Glock-17 type pistol with seven rounds of ammunition was seized from them. Other burglary tools, including two machete blades, were also found.

Meanwhile, the Centro gang, which consists of three foreigners, is said to have been involved in several robberies and thefts of gold shops in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Pahang since June last year. Criminals used holidays to break into gold shops.

A team of members from the Selangor and Pahang Criminal Investigation Department conducted a joint operation on Monday. They were able to identify a vehicle in a suspicious condition in the area of Pahang State Development Board, Pekan around 11:30 pm. The car rammed into the back of a police car before stopping. The suspects fired several shots at the police. The police fired back in self-defence.