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Attempt to smuggle out illegals foiled

Last update: 02/07/2018
 
TAWAU, July 2 (Bernama) -- The Tawau Marine Operations Force (PPM) detained a boat skipper and his two crew members for allegedly trying to smuggle out five illegal immigrants to the Philippines, in the waters off Batu Payung near here yesterday.

Its commanding officer, DSP Mohd Nazri Ibrahim, said all of them, aged between seven and 60, were picked up after a patrol team spotted the boat heading towards the Sulu Sea at 11 pm.

"Initial checks revealed that a skipper and his two crew members were (allegedly) transporting three male and two female passengers to the Philippines, " he said in a statement here today.

Mohd Nazri said all the suspects were taken to the Tawau PPM Base before they were handed over to the police.

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