Tanker hijackers extradited to Malaysia

Eight Indonesians suspected of hijacking the Malaysian product tanker Orkim Harmony have been extradited to Malaysia by a court in Vietnam.

The suspects have 15 days to appeal the extradition ruling.The court denied an extradition request from Indonesian authorities, according to Vietnam’s VnExpress newspaper.

The eight suspects were arrested by Vietnamese authorities near Tho Chu Island off Vietnam’s southern coast in June last year. They were on a lifeboat and claimed that their fishing vessel sank, but later admitted they had hijacked the tanker.

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