Published: Tuesday March 19, 2013 MYT 12:20:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 19, 2013 MYT 1:28:30 PM
Lahad Datu: Tanjung Batu should be free of gunmen by today, says Hamza
LAHAD DATU: Security forces have deployed the armoured personnel carrier in Ops Daulat to flush the remnants of the Sulu gunmen in Kampung Tanjung Batu.
Sabah Commissioner of police Datuk Hamza Taib said the vehicles have better mobility and accessibility than the military tanks.
"We are better equipped now and can expect to complete clearing the Tanjung Batu area by today," Hamza told a press briefing on Tuesday.
Hamza said three more suspected gunmen were detained on Monday bringing the total held under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 to 107.
"They were picked up at Kampung Sim Sim in Sandakan," he added.