Three Indons held, logs seized


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  • Saturday, 14 Feb 2004

MUAR: Three Indonesians – the skipper and his two crewmen – have been arrested and their vessel with 270 pieces of logs detained by a marine police patrol unit in the sea off Malacca. 

A southern region marine senior officer Deputy Supt Marzuki Che Shuib said the logs, which had no documents, including their origin were suspected to have been smuggled out of Indonesia. 

DSP Marzukisaid the crew, including the skipper were detained at about 8.30pm on Thursday. 

Initial investigation showed the vessel came from Pulau Rupat, Indonesia, and was headed towards the barter-trade port near Sungai Rambai, in Malacca.  

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