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Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 2:29:06 PM
by stephanie lee
A boat of General Operations Forces team patrolling at the Singamata Reef and Resort area in Semporna.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have detained four people, three men and a woman, to facilitate investigations on the kidnapping incident at Singamata Reef Resort off Semporna town.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said they arrested the four Thursday evening for questioning
"We are getting their statements and are continuing our investigations," he said when contacted on Friday.
However, Hamza they had yet to get vital information which could help crack the case.
Following the incident, witnesses told police that they saw three armed men entering the resort with four others waiting in a wooden boat below the deck.
Police believe the seven gunmen belong to a 'kidnap for ransom' group from the Southern Philippines, and have taken their two victims across international waters and are now in the Philippines.
Chinese tourist Gao Huayuan, 29, Filipina resort employee Marcy Darawan @ Mimi, 40, were abducted from the resort at about 10.30pm on April 2.
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