Smugglers could now target Kelantan-Thai border - CPO

30 Nov 2020 / 21:46 H.

KOTA BHARU: There is a possibility Kelantan police would be requesting for reinforcements from Bukit Aman as a precautionary measure to tighten controls at the Kelantan-Thai border, said state police chief DCP Shafien Mamat.

He said it was possible the same incident involving the General Operation Force (GOF) personnel and a group of smugglers at the Malaysia-Thailand border last week could occur in Kelantan.

“We do not rule out the possibility that the smugglers could switch their operations to the Malaysian-Thai border in Kelantan.

“As we know, security has been tightened at the northern border and smugglers might be looking for an alternative route here,” he told reporters after attending a blood donation campaign at the Kelantan Police Contingent Headquarters here, today.

Also present were the Kelantan Contingent Police Family Association (Perkep) chairman Zairihan Che Haron and Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital deputy medical director III, Dr Tengku Anas Fathy Tengku Ahmad.

Shafien said security forces, including the Marine Police Force (Region 3) and the 8th Battalion of the GOF, were always prepared to curb smuggling at the border. — Bernama

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