Taiwanese men arrested at KLIA not involved in crimes here, says IGP

KOTA KINABALU: The two Taiwanese men wanted in their home country who were arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last month were not involved in any crimes in Malaysia, says the Inspector-General of Police.

Tan Sri Acryl Sani (pic) said the men were believed to have only committed crimes in Taiwan.

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"The suspects were involved in a shooting incident there (Taiwan) – that is the information we have so far," he said here on Tuesday (May 2) after Datuk Jauteh Dikun's confirmation as Sabah Commissioner of Police.

"While in our custody, the men did not provide us with any statement or information about their activities," he added.

"We will wait, the Taiwan authorities will probably share their information on the men with us.

"What we do know is that the crimes (they are wanted for) were committed in Taiwan and not Malaysia.

"And so far, we have not (linked) the suspects ... (to) any scam activities involving citizens of Malaysia," he added.

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It was reported earlier that the men were detained when they entered Malaysia via a flight from Taiwan on April 20.

The suspects were held after an arrest warrant was issued by Taiwanese authorities and their passports had been cancelled.

In a statement on Saturday (April 29), Acryl Sani said the men were wanted for suspected involvement in a shooting in Taiwan.

The two were also believed to be members of a secret society and a part of a scam syndicate there.

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