Vietnamese Authorities Run Checks On MT Orkim Harmony’s Eight Hijackers

UTRAJAYA: The Vietnamese authorities are extracting information from 27 mobile phones used by eight perpetrators who hijacked the oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony to facilitate investigations.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said the information extracted from the phones would be compared with the agency’s data to determine whether they were involved in other sea robberies.

“The Vietnamese government is investigating the content of communication from the gadgets to track down the kingpins.

“We have also sent five senior officers to Hanoi to expedite the extradition process so that the eight hijackers can be prosecuted as soon as possible,” he said.

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