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54 boats, 1,126 inspected by Esscom in Tawau
Published on: Saturday, December 09, 2023
By: Lagatah Toyos
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54 boats, 1,126 inspected by Esscom in Tawau
Some of those roped in for screening.
TAWAU: Some 54 boats and 1,126 people were inspected during a two-day integrated operation coordinated by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) since Monday. 

Esscom Commander Datuk Victor Sanjos said the operation was aimed at offences involving controlled and subsidised goods at targeted areas which included jetties, business premises, the old Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) and fish market. 

A total of 33 people were detained for immigration offences while two women were detained after 27.2gm of ketamine were found in their possession.  

The operation also saw compounds issued for two cases involving traders conducting business without licences and another for offences under the Control of Supply Act. 

Four notices were issued by the Tawau Municipal Council with a seizure amounting to RM2,280. 

On that note, Victor thanked the 200 officers and personnel involved in the operation, adding that they will continue to intensify operations within the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) to eradicate cross-border crimes that may impact public safety and the wellbeing of the east coast. 

He urged the Esszone community to channel information related to security issues directly to Esscom via 089-863181 or via WhatsApp at 011-63311072.


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