Security firms ferrying arms illegally in M’sian waters

Maritime security contractors are ferrying weapons and ammunition on board foreign vessels in Malaysian waters without prior approval, reported Berita Harian.

Although the weapons are used for security when the vessels are in international waters, carrying them in Malaysian waters without prior approval is illegal.

The Malaysian Harbour Pilot Association (MHAPA) detected the illegal practice in Port Klang on Sunday evening.

Radio communications between a harbour pilot and a Panama-registered vessel clearly showed that the ship was transferring weapons and ammunition to other vessels before coming in to dock.


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