Cops find grenades, bullets instead of drugs in raid

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GEORGE TOWN: Police raided an apartment in Bukit Dumbar on Sunday (Oct 20) looking for drugs but instead found two hand grenades and more than 600 rounds of live ammunition.

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It is learnt that the a police narcotics team raided the 15th floor apartment at about 7.30pm Sunday after a suspect who was arrested earlier led the police there.

It is believed that the suspect, who was arrested in connection with a drug-related offence, had told the police that there were more drugs hidden at the apartment.

However, police officers were taken aback when they found the live munitions stashed in a fire hose storage room.

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At about 1am Monday (Oct 21), a policeman was seen leaving the crime scene carrying a box wrapped with a green cloth believed to contain the hand grenades.

At time of writing, police are still conducting investigations at the apartment.-The Star