By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH
TANGKAK: Police detained two brothers and seized some RM10,000 worth of fireworks after raiding a house in Kampung Serom Enam near Sungai Mati.
Ledang police chief Supt Harun Idris said at the early morning raid, police found some 200 boxes filled with 23 types of banned fireworks.
He said two brothers, aged 17 and 19, were detained to assist investigations carried out under Section 8 of the Explosive Act 1957.
The orphaned brothers who are employed in a farm nearby were found to be selling the banned items at their home.
Supt Harun said investigations also showed that the brothers had invested about RM6,000 to purchase the fireworks which were believed to be sourced from China.
He added that police are now looking for the supplier who smuggled the fireworks into the country and had distributed it to the state.
SOURCE: THE STAR, AUG 11, 2012