Vietnam to extradite Indonesian ‘pirates’ to Malaysia

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HANOI: A Vietnamese court on Monday agreed to hand over to Malaysia eight Indonesians who were arrested last year on suspicion of hijacking a Malaysian-flagged oil tanker, according to reports. The men washed up on Vietnam’s southwestern Tho Chu island on a lifeboat claiming to have encountered an accident at sea in June 2015. They were taken into custody after officials discovered they were carrying large sums of cash, and were accused of hijacking the MT Orkim Harmony oil tanker. The group spoke Indonesian, officials said, and both Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur requested to have the men extradited.

AFP

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