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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Duo nabbed over ship hijack

Sez here
Two men, suspected to be accomplices of the mastermind behind the hijacking of a diesel-laden tanker off Langkawi last Tuesday, have been arrested.
It is learnt that a special taskforce set up by the Kedah police arrested the duo in the Klang Valley during an operation yesterday.
They have since been remanded to assist police in their investigations.
Sources familiar with the investigation said the taskforce had identified the mastermind. (emphasis added)
Well, identifying is good - arresting is much better...

And that's just what they did:
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21:
The hijacking in the Straits of Malacca seven days ago was masterminded by a man who lived in a terrace house in Setapak near here.
The 42-year-old suspect was detained last night. Police obtained a remand order for four days.

A police team from Kedah arrived here over the weekend and, with the assistance from Kuala Lumpur police, were led to his house in Taman Melati.

The man allegedly masterminded the hijacking of the Malaysian tanker Nepline Delima and its RM12 million cargo of diesel.

He was brought to court today. It is learnt that the man will be taken to Kedah for questioning.

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