Trio Nabbed For Stealing From Ship In Kota Kinabalu Waters

KOTA KINABALU: The Marine Police Force (PPM) detained three men over their alleged involvement in thieving activities in the Kota Kinabalu waters, yesterday.

Kota Kinabalu PPM Operations Base commanding officer ASP Enturan Lageh said the trio aged between 31 and 42 were nabbed during an operation codenamed ‘Op Landai Khas’.

“Acting on public tip-off, a police team arrested three men in Kampung Pondo, Pulau Gaya yesterday afternoon,” he said in a statement today.

Enturan said the arrests were made following a complaint over the alleged loss of several items from a ship which was registered under the name ‘Shasvada’, on Oct 12.

He said police also seized two refrigerators estimated to be worth RM1,900 from one of the suspects’ house.

Investigations found that two of three suspects did not have any identification documents on them.

The suspects have been handed over to the Kota Kinabalu district police headquarters for further action and the case is being investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code.