Police On The Hunt For 6 Inmates That Escaped Prison In Negeri Sembilan

The public with any information on the matter are urged to contact the nearest police station.

Cover image via Bernama/MalaysiaNow & New Straits Times

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Seven inmates who were under remand at Jelebu Prison in Negeri Sembilan escaped the detention centre at 3pm yesterday, 10 April

Jelebu deputy district police chief Supt Maslan Udin said police have launched an immediate operation to capture the escaped prisoners.

As of 7pm last night, one of the escapees, Sohaimi Khalid, 50, was caught at an oil palm plantation in Kongkoi, about 2km from the prison.

The police are assisted by the tracker dog unit (K9) from the Negeri Sembilan police headquarters and officers from Jelebu Prison in the retrieval operation

According to New Straits Times, police are on the hunt for:
– Mazlan Samah, 39
– Mohamad Aminuddin Khan Mohd Yusof, 28
– Shazuan Md Sharif, 32
– Mohd Zairizan Zainal, 42
– Muhammad Syafiq Rohmat, 32
– Zainuddin, a foreigner, age unknown

The case has been classified under Section 223 and Section 224 of the Penal Code for fleeing detention as well as resisting lawful arrest, said the deputy district police chief.

Investigations are also being conducted into any negligence in handling a person under custody, Free Malaysia Today reported.

The seven inmates that escaped Jelebu Prison on 10 April. One of the inmates (first from the left, second row) has been recaptured.

Image via New Straits Times

Maslan added that the police welcomes any information from the public to help the authorities track down all the fugitives

Anyone with information may head to their nearest police station.

The public may also contact the Jelebu district police headquarters at +606-6136222 or its operations room at +606-6137999.

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