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Police launch manhunt for inmates who escaped from drug rehabilitation centre

KANGAR (BERNAMA) – The police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from a drug rehabilitation centre (PUSPEN) in Bukit Chabang, Beseri on Saturday.

Padang Besar District Police Chief Acting ACP Mohd Shokri Abudullah said the two inmates were aged 51 and 44.

One of them was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and dark-coloured track suit, while the other in white shirt and dark-coloured track suit, he said in a statement yesterday.

He said the police received a report on the escape from the PUSPEN on Saturday, following which an operation, which also involved members from the Perlis National Anti-Drug Agency, was launched to track down the two inmates.

The police, assisted by the General Operations Force, also mounted three road blocks,
he added.