Police looking for sender of hoax bomb threat

The parcel with a message "Jangan Campak!! Ada Bom di dalam".

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Aug 9: A bomb disposal unit raced to Miri Airport Cargo to deal with a parcel with a message “Jangan Campak!! Ada Bom di dalam” (don’t throw!! There is bomb inside) about 9.20pm last night (Aug 8).

Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah when contacted today said police are currently looking for the sender of the parcel.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the parcel arrived in Miri from Kuala Lumpur around 7.23pm on Thursday.

“Upon arrival at the scene, our men immediately conducted a check and found several motorcycle spare parts inside. There were no bombs as indicated in the message written on the box,” said Lim, while confirming that a report on the incident has been lodged.

The case, he added, is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

On another note, Lim warned the public not to play such prank and urged people to refrain from actions which ccan cause anxiety and panic among the community.

He also urged aviation companies to enhance their security services to avoid similar incident from occurring in the future.— DayakDaily