Published: Wednesday March 6, 2013 MYT 10:36:00 PM
Police still on hunt for last two escaped detainees
NIBONG TEBAL: Penang police are still tracking down the two remaining detainees, Hamzani Harun, 37, and Hisham Abdul Rahman, 39, who escaped from police detention while on the way to the Butterworth Court from the Penang Prison on Jan 7.
"We'll get them sooner or latter," state deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar told reporters after a community policing programme here Wednesday.
The two men were among nine detainees who escaped after hijacking the police van carrying them.
Two of them were recaptured near the police van which was abandoned in Kampung Padang Chempedak, Tasek Gelugor while two more, Mohd Fairuz Adam, 31, and Mohd Noor Mustafa, 28, were shot dead after attempting to flee in a car and shooting at police in Kampung Padang Ibu, Bukit Mertajam, near here, on Jan 10.
Two days later, police detained Mohd Farid Akhtar, 24, at a foodstall in Kampung Petani, Kubang Semang while Mohd Shahrimi Mohd Noor, 28, gave himself up at the Penanti market and Mohd Khairulnizam Abdul Rani, 26, was caught in an internet cafe in Berapit, Bukit Mertajam. - Bernama
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