Army patrol foils bid to sneak illegals in

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LUNDU: An attempt by three locals to smuggle three illegal immigrants into Sarawak was foiled by the army today morning (May 22).

The First Infantry Division in a statement, revealed that at about 6am an army team detected three motorcycles entering Malaysia from Indonesia at the Rimbunan Hijau oil palm plantation, some 600 metres from the border.

“The vehicles were swiftly stopped and inspections found the three local men aged between 25 and 35, acting as transporters to bring two men and a woman (all Indonesians) aged between 38 and 50, into the country via an illegal route.

“All three immigrants also failed to produce any legal travelling documents to the army team,” the division said.

In addition, the team also found a package believed to be containing methamphetamine weighing 10g inside one of the bags.

Also seized were three motorcycles, a sum of cash and six phones, bringing the total seizure value to RM20,248.

All six suspects including the seized items, were handed over to Lundu police station for further action.

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