SEMPORNA – Two illegal immigrants were detained after several equipment for blast fishing were found in their pump boat in Samar Sea yesterday, said Semporna Marine Operations Force (MOF) commander ACP Mohamad Madun.
He said a MOF vessel spotted the boat, which was in a suspicious manner, at about 1 pm and ordered it to stop.
Following an inspection, MOF personnel found the equipment for fish bombing in the boat and detained the two men, aged 19 and 38, he said in a statement here today.
Among the items seized were three glass bottles containing ammonia fertiliser. – BERNAMA