‘Long Tiger’ caught in Kedah, another arrested for aiding the fugitive


JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested an ethnic Rohingya man, often known as “Long Tiger”, nearly two weeks after the fugitive escaped from Magistrate’s Court lock-up in Tangkak.

It is learnt that the 32-year-old suspect, Abdul Hamim Ab Hamid was arrested in a particular operation carried out by the police on Tuesday (Dec 28) in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

An image of Abdul Hamim, who was shirtless and solely sporting a white brief, being held by a number of plain-clothes policemen has since went viral on social media.

It can also be learnt that police arrested another man in his 40’s at the scene who was believed to have assisted Abdul Hamim in his escape from Johor to Kedah.

Police are nonetheless monitoring down a number of different people, believed to have additionally aided “Long Tiger” after his escape.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani confirmed the man’s arrest.

“It is true, he was detained in Kedah.

“Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay will give additional particulars on the matter quickly,” he mentioned when contacted.

Outgoing Johor police chief Comm Ayob Khan will probably be holding a particular press convention to tell about the suspect’s arrest on Wednesday (Dec 28).

On Dec 15, Abdul Hamim escaped by means of the predominant entrance of the Tangkak courthouse at round 11.55am earlier than his listening to.

He was picked up from the Sungai Udang Prison in Melaka a day earlier than the incident and dropped at attend the court docket session for a case beneath Section 388 of the Penal Code (for extortion).

The police personnel who had been ushering Abdul Hamim, who was handcuffed, to court docket solely realised that he was attempting to flee after noticing him working out of the door in direction of the gate.

Four police personnel and the court docket safety guards chased the suspect however he managed to run in direction of the woods.

The suspect additionally has an ongoing listening to at the Muar Session’s Court for rape beneath Section 376 of the Code.

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