5 foreigners missing in Tawi-Tawi, Sabah waters

/ 12:45 PM July 19, 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY–Five foreigners went missing and could have been kidnapped in the waters between Tawi-Tawi and Sabah, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on Tuesday.

Dureza said based on the report he got on Monday, Malaysian authorities recovered an unmanned tugboat and a barge drifting off Lahad Datu.


The tugboat, T/B Terudong,  earlier sailed from Sandakan and was to dock in Semporna.

It was supposed to be manned by Abdurahim Bin Summas, Tayudin Anjut, Mohammad Ridzuan Bin Ismael, Mohammad Jumadil Bin Rahim and Fandy Bin Bakran.


“When Malaysian authorities recovered the vessels on said date, it was found out that its crew were already missing and believed to be abducted,” Dureza said. CDG/rga

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