Monday, March 24, 2008


Local killed, another hurt in Beaufort fight


A local man was killed while another man was injured in a fight between two groups in Wisma Arjuna here on Saturday night. According to sources, the victim died due to stab injuries on the stomach. Meanwhile, the injured man was sent to the district hospital for treatment. It was not sure whether the police have made any arrest but investigation and operation to trace those involved in the case were being carried out. The police when contacted yesterday, promised to give the details of the incident today. Meanwhile in Kota Marudu, eight men from the Philippines were arrested by a marine police team while trying to enter the State illegally on Saturday night. The eight Filipinos aged between 17 and 51, were apprehended in a boat about 10. 2Opm at the river mouth of Kampung Kanibongan in Pitas during “Ops Barracuda” led by Kota Kinabalu Marine Police Chief Chief Inspector Aziz b Siyon. All the men did not have any documents when they were arrested. Also found in the boat was 10 packs of rice, 10 cartons of Mighty Full Slavor cigarette and 42 cartons of Mighty Menthol cigarette. They are believed to be smuggled items and were seized. All the Filipinos were then detained at the Kota Marudu police station lock-up for further investigation under Section 6(1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for illegal entry and under Section 135 (1) (d) of the Customs Act for allegedly possessing smuggled items. If convicted under the Immigration Act, they can be fined up to RM10,000 or jailed up to five years, or both, while the Customs Act provides a maximum fine of RM50,000 or 20 times of he amount of unpaid duty on conviction.