Nine Filipino Illegal Immigrants Nabbed Trying To Enter Sabah

The nine Filipino illegal immigrants detained in waters off Sungai Batu 3 near here Saturday.
The nine Filipino illegal immigrants detained in waters off Sungai Batu 3 near here Saturday.

SANDAKAN: Marine police detained nine Filipino illegal immigrants in the waters off Sungai Batu 3 near here Saturday.

Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) Commander Datuk Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said the suspects, aged between 16 and 50 were caught red-handed attempting to enter the country.

He said a team of marine policemen which was patrolling off Sungai Batu 3, spotted a suspicious speedboat about 12.30am and intercepted the vessel.

Upon inspection, the Filipinos comprising six men and three women who were onboard did not have valid identification documents and were picked up.