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30 boats for Esscom to boost security
Published on: Friday, May 23, 2014

Lahad Datu: The Government has allocated 30 multi-purpose boats for use in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) to strengthen further the level of security in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

Musa, who is also Esscom Chairman, said all the boats would be located at high risk spots to tighten security and curb cross border crimes such as kidnapping and smuggling.

"Currently, we have taken possession of two boats with the remaining to be delivered by the end of this month.

It is hoped the assets would tighten further the national security system in the east coast of Sabah," he said after visiting the General Operations Force Police Post in Pulau Adal, near here, Thursday.

Meanwhile, Musa called on the people in the State, especially in the Esszone area, not to conspire with illegal immigrants or harbour them.

"The people need to quickly report cases of illegal immigrants found in their areas," he said.

"It is an offence to conspire or protect illegal immigrants where stiff punishment could be meted out against people committing such offences," he added.

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