Police detain Indonesian for possession of firearm in Bario


MIRI: An Indonesian was among 22 foreigners detained in an ‘Ops Bersepadu Pendatang Tanpa Izin’ in the Bario highlands yesterday.

Marudi police chief DSP Gabriel Risut said the suspect was detained for illegal possession of a homemade gun and two live bullets.

“The operation was carried out from 5pm till 10pm. The 22 foreigners comprised 18 men and four women,” he said when contacted.

He said further information on the case had not been obtained due to a problem in telecommunication.

Bario is more than 18 hours by land from Miri. -- Bernama