17MERDEKA, MEDAN – North Sumatra Police chief Insp Gen RZ Panca Putra Simanjuntak together Dirpolair Korpolairud Baharkam Police Brig Yassin Kosasih, releasing the arrest of foreign fishing vessels in the waterway.
Director of Polair Korpolairud Baharkam Polri, Police Brigadier General Yassin Kosasih, said that the Directorate of Polair Korpolairud Baharkam Polri took action against suspected illegal fishing by foreign fishermen. The two foreign ships were secured near the Port of Deli Airport, Belawan, Medan, Monday (10/5).
The two vessels that were caught were registered with OCHI / KHF 1937 and SLFA 3082.
“The two ships sailed to catch fish in the waters of the Malacca Strait, Indonesia,” said Yassin accompanied by Dirpolairud Poldasu Kombes Pol Dadan, Head of PSDKP, Irwasda Polda North Sumatra, and Head of Subdit Gakkum. and Water Patrol Dit Polair Korpolairud Baharkam Polri.
During the arrest, Brigadier General Yassin revealed that officers secured a number of suspects named Samarth, a Thai national who was the captain of the 1937 OCHI / KHF ship from Malaysia. He was arrested with three crew members, namely, two Thai foreigners Som Chai and Thawat Chai, and Myanmar foreigner Zin Maung Latt.
From KHF 1937, Ditpolair officers confiscated a number of evidence of illegal fishing, including approximately 1 tonne of mixed type fish, and prohibited fishing gear or trawl nets.
“This action was carried out after the Intelligence Sub-Directorate on Wednesday (5/5) received information from a fisherman from the Malacca Strait network, Ade. From Ade, it is known that the KHF 1937 ship often enters Indonesian waters at night to catch fish, “he said.
Furthermore, Brigadier General Yassin said on Friday (7/5) Kp Bisma 8001 Ditpolair carried out patrols in the Malacca Strait. This time the officers caught the SLFA 3082 ship caught in the hands of using a trawl net in Indonesian waters.
The suspects of illegal fishing that were secured from the SLFA 3082 ship were Wonna (32) as the skipper with three crew members, namely Yinmaungaye (22), Boo (38), Tangyi (27). They stole Indonesian fish to be brought to Malaysia.
“The captain of the SLFA ship had tried to escape from the ambush of Ditpolair officers. However, it was successfully pursued and taken to Balawan Port, ”he concluded. (17M.02)