Sabah police nab six for allegedly making explosives

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – Sabah police have detained six individuals including a woman who were suspected to be involved in an explosive and corrosive substances smuggling syndi-cate for making fish bombs in the Kota Kinabalu district.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the special operation was conducted in Kam-pung Pondo, Pulau Gaya and Kampung Pulau Mantanani in Kota Belud, last Sunday.

He said the operation was conducted following intelligence information on fish bombing activities in the waters of Kota Kinabalu.

“Police also seized several fish bomb sets, components for making fish bombs, wires which were suspected to be fuses, a ship, two outboard motors and RM2,000 in cash,” he told reporters after launching Ops Selamat 14 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year yesterday.

He said all the suspects including a Philippine national, believed to be working as fishermen, aged from 20 to 50 years, were now remanded for investigation.