KUANTAN: Five men, including a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency officer, have been charged with stealing one tonne of squids in a gang robbery at sea.
Teacher Muhammad Aminruddin Kamal Bashah, 31; Malaysian Palm Oil Board junior general assistant Muhammad Nur Adnan Shah Kamal Bashah, 29; fishermen Muhammad Suhaimi Abdullah, 20, and Abdullah Saat, 56; and MMEA Kemaman maritime zone chief Lt. Muhammad Rezal Kamal Bashah, 39, were accused of committing the crime in Rompin waters on Oct 24.
According to the charge sheet, the five accused robbed a fishing boat of one tonne of squids worth RM20,000 in the 3.14am incident.
The robbery was said to have been committed using a pistol.
The five men claimed trial and were granted bail at RM8,000 each. Sessions Court judge Siti Aminah Ghazali fixed Dec 5 for mention.
The accused were represented by Anwar Ab Raof and Mohd Faizal Hiqram Azmi, while deputy public prosecutor Farahah Mohd Nazari appeared for the prosecution.