Police headquarters in Seberang Perai Tengah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

Three local men and an Indonesian woman were arrested on Thursday afternoon at a house in Penang, Malaysia, for allegedly possessing an air pistol, handcuffs and a uniform carrying the badge of the US army.

They are suspected of engaging in criminal activities.

Based on a tip-off and intelligence report, at 2pm on August 30, Seberang Perai Tengah police raided a house at Lorong Permai Jaya 5, Taman Permai Jaya, the China Press reported.

The four suspects, aged between 23 and 46, were arrested at the scene, and several items were seized which could be used for criminal activities. These included an air pistol and 17 plastic balls for it, a pair of handcuffs and a uniform with the badge of the US army.

Two of the four suspects tested positive for drugs.

They were all remanded for further questioning under Section 36 (1) of the Firearms Act 1960 for possessing fake firearms, and Section 89 of the Police Act 1967 for unlawful possession, manufacture, sale or supply of articles supplied to police officers and the unauthorized use of a police uniform.