MMEA nabs three men in connection with human trafficking

KLANG: Three Indonesian crewmen of a wooden boat were detained in Jeram waters for allegedly being in cahoots with human smuggling syndicates.

Selangor Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director Maritime Captain V. Sivakumar said the suspects aged between 28 and 59 years old were detained at 1.16am on Saturday (June 25).

"Our radar detected the boat along the waters of Pulau Angsa heading to Sungai Janggut at 11.38pm on Friday (June 24)," he said in a statement on Saturday.

Sivakumar said MMEA boat - Perkasa 35 - managed to intercept the boat.

"All three crewmen did not have valid identification documents," he said.

The boat and its Indonesian crewmen were bright to marine police jetty at Pulau Indah for further investigation, he said.

"We take the matter of adhering to the laws seriously and stern action will be taken on those who failed to do so.

"We urge those with any information on maritime crimes or emergencies to contact the 24-hour Selangor MMEA operation centre at 03-3176 0627 or MERS 999," Sivakumar said.

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