Injured GOF cop transferred to Penang Hospital for another operation

GEORGE TOWN: The General Operations Force (GOF) policeman who was injured during a shootout with Thai smugglers has been transferred to the Penang Hospital from Hospital Tuanku Fauziah for further surgical procedures.

Kpl Norihan Tadi, 39, was accompanied by two family members in an ambulance with a police escort at about 9.20pm Wednesday (Nov 25).

It is learnt that Norihan will undergo another operation at the Penang Hospital to remove bullets from his body.

When met at the hospital, George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong confirmed that Norihan arrived safely.

Norihan and another 59-year-old Koperal Baharuddin Ramli were carrying out intelligence work in the early hours of Tuesday (Nov 24) when two groups of at least 13 smugglers set upon them and opened fire.

Baharuddin was killed while Norihan was badly injured.

GOF members managed to arrest one injured smuggler while three others were nabbed by Thai police at a Hatyai hospital later Tuesday.

Both Norihan and Baharuddin have since been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

The GOF is the light infantry arm of the police.

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