Four detained over fish bombing in Kudat


KUDAT: Four men were arrested in connection with illegal fish bombing activities off the coast of Straggler Island here earlier this week.

The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) in a statement said the men, aged between 30 and 50, were arrested under an operation codenamed Op Gelora Khas at about 12.10pm Wednesday (Dec 26).

They did not have valid identification documents with them.

A team of 16 officers from Esscom stopped their unmarked boat and seized various items including six bottles of urea fertiliser, a box of matches and 25kg of different types of fish.

The confiscated items, including the boat, amounted to RM8,090.

The suspects and confiscated items were brought to the Kudat base to assist  investigations under Section 8 of the Explosives Act 1957.