Body of man who jumped into river to escape police raid found

PETALING JAYA: The body of a drowned man had been found, whom authorities believe had previously escaped from a police raid.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Datuk Norazam Khamis said that the body of a 31-year-old man was found early Sunday (Feb 5) by a fisherman near Taman Muara Esbee.

Preliminary reports suggest that the man was one of two suspects who jumped into a river during a police raid.

"Efforts by the department are underway to locate the second person, who is also believed to have drowned," he said.

According to Kuala Selangor OCPD Supt Ramli Kasa, an anti-narcotics operation was conducted in the area at 6.30pm on Feb 3.

"When police approached the jetty, a group of men jumped into the river and tried to swim across (it to escape)," he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 5).

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