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Malaysian Police Detain Israeli Citizen With Six Pistols, Connection to Mossad Under Investigation

As reported by local media outlets, Tan Sri Razaruddin Hussain stated that the 36-year-old Israeli man entered Malaysia on March 12 from United Arab Emirates (UAE) using a French passport.

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(DEFENCE SECURITY ASIA) — Malaysian Police disclosed today that it had apprehended an Israeli man along with six pistols at a hotel on Jalan Ampang last Wednesday.

As reported by local media outlets, Tan Sri Razaruddin Hussain stated that the 36-year-old Israeli man entered Malaysia on March 12 from United Arab Emirates (UAE) using a French passport.

Initial investigations by the police indicated that the Israeli suspect purportedly came to Malaysia to kill a fellow countryman due to a family issue.

“During the arrest, the Criminal Investigation Department of Malaysian police discovered six pistols, three of which were fully loaded, along with 200 other bullets,” he told reporters at an iftar event organized by the Department of Internal Security and Public Order of Bukit Aman here today.

The Inspector-General of Police also mentioned that given the conflict between Palestine and Israel, the police are vigilant about security aspects and have increased security measures for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Mossad

All weapons seized from the suspect, Razaruddin said, are believed to have been obtained in Malaysia.

He also did not rule out the possibility that the Israeli man had accomplices in the country.

The pistols confiscated by the police from the Israeli citizen included Glock 19 Mariner, Glock 17 Gen4, Smith & Wesson, SIG Sauer, and Stoeger, all purchased using cryptocurrency.

When asked whether the suspect was involved in espionage activities, he said the police are investigating the matter.

“The suspect may have had other agendas for coming to this country and has been staying in at least two different hotels since entering the UAE,” he said.

Razaruddin said the suspect is currently detained for four days until March 31, and the case is being investigated under Section 12 of the Passport Act 1966 and Section 7 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971.

Kidon

The arrest of the Israeli citizen with firearms brings to mind the incident that occurred on April 21, 2018, when Palestinian lecturer Dr. Fadi al-Batsch was shot dead while walking to a nearby mosque in Setapak in Kuala Lumpur to perform his dawn prayers.

While walking, he was approached by two men riding a high-powered motorcycle who fired 14 shots at the Palestinian lecturer, killing him instantly.

According to the police, both motorcycle riders had Middle Eastern features and used Serbian and Montenegrin passports to enter Malaysia.

Immediately after killing the Palestinian lecturer, they crossed the Malaysia-Thailand border using illegal routes.

Local and international media suspected that the two killers were members of the Israeli intelligence agency assassination squad known as “Kidon.”

“Kidon” is a special unit within Mossad whose task is to carry out assassination missions against individuals deemed enemies of Israel.

Mossad

The “Kidon” unit was established in 1970 and operates under the “Caesarea Department” within Mossad itself, with its main task and focus being to carry out killings against Israel’s enemies outside the Jewish state.

In Hebrew, “Kidon” means “bayonet” or “tip of the spear.”

The “Caesarea Department” is the most secretive branch within Mossad, and “Kidon” is the most clandestine operational unit.

The “Kidon” unit was established shortly after the killing of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian militants during the Munich Olympics in 1972. — DSA

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