Possible kidnapping attempt foiled off Sabah waters by Esscom


KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces are believed to have foiled a possible kidnapping or robbery attempt on the crew of a tugboat in waters off Pulau Berhala, close to Malaysia’s border with the Philippines.

It is believed that the immediate air and sea response from security forces under the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) led to the intruders fleeing before reaching their target in the incident that took place at about 6.30pm on Monday.

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