Posted on August 21, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie
4 Malaysian men who were abducted by pirates have been found safe in Thailand. The men were part of a crew of 11 fishermen who were attacked on board 2 vessels off Pulau Langgun.
12 armed men boarded the 2 fishing vessels on Sunday 19th August.
The local police rescued 7 of the victims and arrested 4 Thai suspects, but one of the boats, carrying the remaining suspects and the four Malaysian fishermen, escaped into Thai waters.
Police also found 3 guns that were used during the boarding.
A search was quickly undertaken and the victims were found in Thailand, where an investigation in to the remaining 8 suspects is underway.
Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said:
“So far, all four fishermen are found safe. They are now at the Satun police station (in southern Thailand).”
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