MMEA nabs pirates

MMEA arrest suspects.

Indonesian ‘pirates’ arrested for kidnapping fishermen

Five armed Indonesian men were arrested for allegedly kidnapping three Malaysian fishermen and demanding a ransom of 30,000 ringgits (US$7,655) after a rescue operation by Malaysian and Indonesian authorities on Wednesday.

At 7pm on Tuesday the Southern Region Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) received a distress call from a local fishing boat about 15 nautical miles southwest off Tanjung Laboh, Batu Pahat, Johor, Nanyang Siang Pau (Malaysia) reported.

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