Published: Tuesday March 12, 2013 MYT 3:12:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 12, 2013 MYT 10:59:57 PM
Lahad Datu: Man on wanted list among six detained in Semporna over suspected links to Sulu gunmen
SEMPORNA: A man high on the police wanted list was among six people detained Tuesday on suspicion of having links to the Sulu terrorists from the southern Philippines, during an operation at Kampung Bangau-Bangau here.
Semporna police chief DSP Mohd Firdaus Francis Abdullah said VAT 69 commandos and General Operations Force (GOF) personnel raided a house in the village where the suspects were said to have been hiding.
"We conducted a raid at 6am after receiving a tip-off. We will question them to find out whether they are terrorists," he said, adding that no firearms or telecommunications equipment was found in the raid.
Mohd Firdaus said police were trying to determine their nationality.
A check at the location revealed that the villagers had never seen the six men before. - Bernama
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