MIRI — February 22. 2017: The Sarawak police today clarified a Facebook posting on a warning by the police over a claim that a group of kidnappers is looking for prey in the state.
Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar confirmed that the post on a warning by the police, specifically to schools, to be wary of two women part of a child kidnapping syndicate was false.
The post was accompanied by a photo of two dark-skinned women and two sketches apparently of the women.
Following checks, it was found that a similar story and sketches originated from a foreign country, he said in a statement.
Subsequently police arrested two people in connection with the alert.
The two individuals, one a security guard and the other a driver, admitted to copying the post from another Facebook account. — Bernama