Limbang district police station, Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo: Gaim Dareena/Google Maps

An Indonesian detainee in his 30s who was investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code and who had escaped from the authorities on Wednesday, was re-arrested the next morning in Limbang, Sarawak.

The suspect escaped on March 28 while being escorted to a vehicle for transportation to Limbang prison, the China Press reported. He was seen running into the jungle behind the Limbang district police station.

A manhunt was mounted by Limbang district police, assisted by 10 officers from the 12th Battalion, General Operations Force.

On the morning of March 29, around 19 hours after his escape, the suspect was found hiding at a house in the area of Batu 3, Jalan Kubong, Limbang.

The Indonesian resisted arrest and put up a fight, but after he was eventually subdued, he was taken to Limbang hospital for a health check.

The authorities say they are now investigating how the suspect could have fled while under the custody of four police officers.

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