Depot riot: Rough, hilly terrain a challenge in hunt for escapees


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Apr 2022

Nearby villages also joined in the search for the escaped detainees in the challenging terrain. - Photo: Bernama

BANDAR BAHARU: Rough terrain ranging some 170 square kilometres in Bandar Baharu and hilly areas are the challenges faced by the authorities in tracking down the remaining Rohingya detainees who escaped from the Sungai Bakap Immigration Depot on Wednesday (April 20) morning.

Bandar Baharu OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Akmal Hizam Abd Khupur said those still on the run were probably hiding in oil palm plantations and orchards.

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