Authorities to request for extradition of M’sian terror suspect arrested in Pakistan

Zahid (fourth left) and Abang Johari (fifth left) are seen together with other dignitaries during a photo op at the Tebedu ICQS sign.

SERIAN, Dec 28: The Malaysian authorities will be requesting for the extradition of the Malaysian terror suspect who was arrested in Pakistan for suspected smuggling of firearms as soon as possible, so that the case could be investigated here.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysian authorities have been working closely with the Pakistani authorities since the suspect was arrested and would continue to work closely to ensure that the suspect would be extradited quickly, investigated and charged here.

“We want the suspect to be extradited to Malaysia so that we can carry out investigations, (him) to be charged, and penalised in accordance to the Malaysian law,” he told reporters after a working visit to the Tebedu Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex here earlier today.

Zahid also thanked Pakistan’s security authorities for informing Malaysia without delay about the arrest, adding that the Malaysian government would never compromise with firearms smuggling even if it involved Malaysian suspects, and assured that the Malaysian authorities would continue to monitor closely for such activities.

Twenty-year-old Al Muhd Alfie Kqhyriel was arrested at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi while attempting to board Thai Airways Flight TG342 to Bangkok recently.

It was reported that the Pakistan authorities seized four pistols, eight ammunition magazines and 70 bullets hidden in his bag and shoes. They believe he is connected with the Islamic State.

A national daily had earlier reported that the suspect is from Kuching. — DayakDaily