GOF 20TH BATTALION NABS 11 FILIPINO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

NUR ADIKA BUJANG

SANDAKAN, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- General Operations Force (GOF) Beluran 20th Battalion last night detained 11 Filipinos including two children, on suspicion of entering the country illegally..

Its commanding officer ACP Mohd Nasaruddin M Nasir said the arrest was made at about 9.30pm as the suspects were getting out of a wooden boat which had landed at Kampung Dandulit beach near here.

"The 15-member GOF team led by ASP Muri Gandot arrested three men in their 50s and six women aged between 28 and 40 and two girls, aged eight and 11,” he said in a statement.

The twin-engine boat worth RM35,000 was seized while the suspects who had no valid travel documents were taken to the Sandakan police headquarters for further investigations.

-- BERNAMA