Monday, August 10, 2009

Marine Force Nabs 21 Illegals At Tanjung Pengelih

JOHOR BAHARU, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- The police marine operations force detained 21 Indonesian illegal immigrants in the sea off Pengerang near Kota Tinggi yesterday morning.

In a blitz dubbed 'Operation Octopus', a team of policemen also seized a flatboat fitted with an outboard engine, from the suspects aged between 19 and 53.

Naval Region 2 commander ACP Mohd Khamsani Abd Rahman said in a statement today that the policemen spotted the flatboat at 12.15am.

In a 20-minute chase that ensued, the police detained the illegals, he said.

--BERNAMA

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