SEMPORNA: Semporna Marine Police (PPM) seized materials to concoct fish bombs and 15kg of fish believed to be captured using the dangerous material, during a special operation at the waters near Kg. Hidayat, at 7.10pm today.
Sabah PPM Commander, ACP Mohammad Madun, said they also confiscate four detonator units and five glass bottles containing ammonia.
However, the three suspects managed to flee by jumping into the sea from their boat when approached by the authority.
“Our team previously encountered the pump boat operated by three men including the boat captain and found it to be acting suspiciously. They suddenly jumped into the water and disappeared when approached,” he said.
Mohamad said further investigation on the boat discovered explosive materials, bombed fish, and other equipments, where all of it have been seized for investigation under the Explosive Substance Act. -SayangSabah