Marine police record three successes in east coast
3rd May, 2019
By NAZRINI BADARUN & MARLINA MACPEE
SEMPORNA: Two sea gypsies were detained by the Marine police here for carrying out fish bombing activities in waters off Bum Bum Island near here on Tuesday.
Sabah Marine police commander ACP Haji Mohamad Pajeri Ali said based on information received from its intelligence unit, the suspects aged 18 and 50 were arrested during a special operation from 5.30pm to 5.45pm.
The police also seized two pump boats and 23 kg of fish believed caught using fish bombs. The pump boats and catch were estimated worth RM9,060, he said.
Mohamad Pajeri said the man and his son, both from Kampung Labuan Haji in Semporna, admitted they had been involved in fish bombings for quite a long time but managed to evade arrest during the previous occasions.
The case is being investigated under Section 47(1)(d) of the Fisheries Act 1985.
IN TAWAU, seven persons comprising three women, two boys and two girls, were nabbed by the Marine police in Kampung Tinagat, Mile 8 Jalan Apas at 11.00pm on Tuesday.
The group had just gone ashore after having entered Malaysia from Indonesia through the backdoor. They were waiting in a store belonging to a company when a Marine police team raided the area, Mohamad Pajeri said.
He added that one local man and two foreigners aged 26 and 30, together with the 74-year-old watchman, were arrested and a car seized for further investigations under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 (amendment 2010).
The value of seizure is RM10,000, IN LAHAD DATU, the Marine police seized 4,500 packets of contraband cigarettes estimated worth RM13,500 near a factory here at 12.30am on May 1.
There was no arrest as those involved did not turn up to collect the contraband cigarettes. The cigarettes were later taken back to the Lahad Datu Marine police base for probe under the Customs Act 1967, said Mohamad Pajeri. He said the contraband cigarettes were believed to have smuggled from a neighbouring country for the local market here.