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Court remands trio in connection with theft aboard ship in Krokop

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Photo shows the Miri Court building.

MIRI (July 21): A Magistrates’ Court here today remanded three men until July 27 to assist with the investigation of a theft onboard a ship berthed in Krokop.

The three suspects, aged 42, 29, and 39 — from Mukah, Krokop, and Baram respectively — were ordered to undergo the remand at the Miri Central police station lock-up under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

When submitting the remand application, assistant investigating officer Sgt Johnny Mathew Jang said the three suspects were arrested around 10.30am yesterday (July 20) at Jalan Kwangtung.

The arrests were made following a report lodged by a ship mechanic at the Miri Central police station on June 9.

In his report, the 56-year-old complainant claimed that around 10.15am the same day, while on a ship in the Krokop area, he was contacted by an employee who informed him that the ship had been boarded by unknown individuals and some items had gone missing.

Upon further inspection, the complainant found four cans of paint, a set of portable water pumps, a 32-inch television, two computer central processing units (CPUs), 10 broken locks, and a 25hp outboard engine were missing.

In his application, Johnny said a seven-day remand on the three suspects was necessary to enable the police to complete the investigation papers under Section 457 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu granted a remand order until July 27 for the three suspects.