PENAMPANG: Police have recaptured three of the four detainees who escaped while being quarantined at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Native Courts Training Institute here.

Penampang district police chief DSP Mohd Haris Ibrahim said the detainees, Filipinos Mohd Diyazmir Razif Rudyaz, 20, and Salman Arip, 19, as well as a local man Arippian Abdul, 27, were re-arrested at Lorong Wijaya 1, Taman Wijaya. Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu, at 5.45 pm today.

“The police are still hunting for another Filipino, Mohd Rahman Basir, 24,“ he said in a statement tonight.

Mohd Haris urged the public who have information on the escapee to contact the Penampang district police headquarters operation rooms at 088-723961 or any nearby police station.

On July 24, the four detainees were transferred from the Penampang police station lock-up to the PKRC after being confirmed positive for Covid-19.

They fled the quarantine centre at 3.30 am today. — Bernama