KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) intercepted and seized a fishing boat at Tanjung Tavajun on Friday evening.
MMEA director First Admiral Mohd Rosli Abdullah said an MMEA vessel spotted a suspecious boat in the area around 6.40pm.
“As the enforcement personnel approached, the suspicious boat immediately sped off, forcing our men to chase after the suspects.
“The suspects were also seen throwing items into the water before four men jumped into the water and swam to shore,” he said yesterday.
Mohd Rosli said inspection of the boat that was abandoned by the suspects found about 50 kilograms of fish that were believed caught with explosives.
The boat and fish were then taken to the MMEA jetty. The case will be investigated under Section 25 and Section 28 of the Fisher Act 1985.