TASEK GELUGOR, May 23 – A man believed to be a drug pusher was shot dead in an exchange of fire with the police in a swampy area in Ara Kuda, here Monday. Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) District Police Chief, ACP Azmi Adam said police had followed the Proton Wira car driven by the man who appeared to be behaving in a suspicious manner in the Ladang Malakoff area here.
After trailing the car for about five kilometres, the man turned into a swampy area which was also a dead end before coming out of the car and fired several shots in the direction of the police vehicle which was following him. He said there were two of the shots from the man in the incident at 4.15pm hit the police vehicle which forced the policemen to return fire. He told this to reporters when met at the scene.
Azmi said police recovered a pistol and 42 grams of syabu in the trouser pocket of the man. He said no self-identification document was found on the man who was believed to be a local and aged in his 30’s. He said, so far, police have not determined the identity of the man and they are also tracking down the owner of the car used in the incident. Azmi said the body of the deceased was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for an autopsy.