Mon, 15 Aug 1994

Home-made guns confiscated

PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: Police in Central Lampung have seized two home-made rifles and arrested the two people they believe are the owners.

Spokesman for the southern Sumatra police command, Second Lt. Suyanto told Antara Saturday that the suspects were taken downtown on charges of possessing firearms without a license.

He said the suspects told the authorities during interrogations that they bought the rifles from a man in Ogan Komering Ilir for Rp 150,000 (US$70) each four months ago.

They also admitted using the firearms in several robberies which netted them millions of rupiah. They were arrested as they were about to rob a family in northern Lampung, Antara reported.(pan)