Brains behind Malaysian oil tanker hijacking did it six times before

he list of suspected masterminds behind the hijacking of Malaysian oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony has been narrowed down, said Malaysian Maritime Vice-Admiral Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar.

Authorities now believe that the same master¬mind may be responsible for six other hijackings in Malaysian waters this year.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general (operations) said they had an idea of who could be the mastermind behind the hijacking of the oil tanker on June 11.

“The is not the first case as there have been a few cases previously. We have narrowed down the scope (of suspected masterminds). It is a jigsaw puzzle we have to fix. We need to firm up our evidence to implicate those involved,” he told reporters at the MMEA headquarters here.


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