Posted on August 21, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

4 Malaysian men who were abducted by pirates have been found safe in Thailand. The men were part of a crew of 11 fishermen who were attacked on board 2 vessels off Pulau Langgun.

12 armed men boarded the 2 fishing vessels on Sunday 19th August. 

The local police rescued 7 of the victims and arrested 4 Thai suspects, but one of the boats, carrying the remaining suspects and the four Malaysian fishermen, escaped into Thai waters.

Police also found 3 guns that were used during the boarding. 

A search was quickly undertaken and the victims were found in Thailand, where an investigation in to the remaining 8 suspects is underway.

Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said: 

“So far, all four fishermen are found safe. They are now at the Satun police station (in southern Thailand).”

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