Six armed men rob fishing vessel off Beluran

fishing vessel off Pulau JambonganBELURAN (SABAH): Six armed men robbed a fishing vessel off Pulau Jambongan, Beluran on Monday (Oct 24).

Beluran police chief, Supt Sivanathan Velautham said a report of the robbery was made by the skipper of the fishing vessel, a Filipino, aged 40.

The report was made at 1.22am today at the Beluran police headquarters as the robbery took place in a remote location.

According to the report, the fishing vessel was approached by a boat with six armed men at about 3pm.

“The six men armed with M16 (rifle) and M203 (grenade launcher) demanded money and when told there was not any, seized 500 kg of fish, 500 litres of diesel and a GPS unit.”

Sivanathan said the armed men made off towards the Philippines.

The case is being investigated under Section 4 of the Firearms Act 1971.