MIRI: An object resembling a World War Two (WW2)-era bomb was found at Taman Selera in Tanjong Lobang beach on Monday afternoon (Jan 4).
The object was found by a local man, Bujang Julaihi, 49, around 1.30pm when he was walking along the beach.
“I immediately called the police and members of the Pujut Resident Committee (Pujut RC) patrol team for help,” he said when met at the scene today.
Miri police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari confirmed receiving the report.
He said officers from Miri Criminal Investigation Department (CID) together with staff from the bomb disposal unit were deployed to the scene to identify the object.
“We are still investigating to determine if the object is a bomb from WW2,” he said, adding that the object was estimated to weight more than 200kg.
“Because of the heavy rain and the high tide, we could not move or disturb the object,” he said.
The object was found around 100m away from Taman Selera in Tanjong Lobang, with half of its shell exposed due to low tide.