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3 Tunas Bakti School Inmates Captured In Pendang

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KEPALA BATAS -Three inmates of Tunas Bakti School in Teluk Air Tawar near here, who escaped from the school last Tuesday, were detained in two separate raids in Pendang, Kedah, yesterday.

Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said two of the teenage boys were arrested at the Model Khas Bukit Jenun School, in Pendang at about 1.45am while the other boy was detained at a house also in Pendang at 6.40 pm.

“The arrests of the two boys came after police received public tip-off that two individuals were behaving suspiciously in the area.

“Police also seized two motorcycles, a Yamaha Ego and a Honda Ex5 which were stolen by the duo when fleeing from Teluk Air Tawar area,” he said here today.

“After detaining the two teenagers police managed to locate their other friend who had been hiding in a house after escaping from the school,” he said adding the teenagers aged between 17 and 18 were being remanded for four days to facilitate investigations into the motorcycle theft.

The Tunas Bakti School inmates reportedly escaped during a daily lecture at the school and were discovered missing during roll call at 2.30pm.

Meanwhile in SEREMBAN police detained two men and seized 70 packets of heroin and methamphetamine weighing 252.5 grams in an operation at Taman Jasmin, Senawang here, last Thursday.

Seremban district police chief ACP Thiew Hock Poh in a statement said the two men, aged 28 and 39, were in Perodua Myvi car, when they were arrested by a team from the Seremban district police headquarters’ Narcotics Crime Investigation Division at about 1pm.

“Further checks on the car police found a mobile phone box containing 69 transparent plastic packs suspected to be heroin weighing 240 grams and another package believed to be methamphetamine weighing 12.5 grams,” he said. -BERNAMA

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