Published: Wednesday January 23, 2013 MYT 2:02:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday January 23, 2013 MYT 2:33:58 PM
Prisoner recaptured hours after escaping from Penor prison
By ONG HAN SEAN
KUANTAN: The prisoner who escaped from Penor jail has been recaptured, eight hours after he slipped away from a work detail outside.
Pahang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Sharifuddin Ab Ghani said Mohd Norhafiza Mat Sudin, 26, was found hiding in the bushes at a madrasah near the prison at about 9.15pm Tuesday.
The inmate from Felda Tenang, Besut, Terengganu was being held for drug offences and was due to be released on Dec 6 this year.
Prison guards were doing a headcount at about 1.15pm when they found Mohd Norhafiza missing.