Escaped convict nabbed in 12 hours


KUANTAN: A convict who escaped earlier today after causing the police car transporting him a prison here to lose control and hit a lorry was caught at 10.20pm tonight.

Police picked him up after he had approached residents at  Taman Dato' Rashid here for food and water.

Kuantan public order and traffic chief, Assistant Su perintendent Ahmad Nazri Zainal said a local resident had  then alerted the cops of the escaped convict’s whereabouts.

"After almost 12 hours of search operation, he is now held  at district headquarters lock-up, before being sent to Penor  Prison tomorrow," he told the New Straits Times.

  The convict, Roslan Ismail, 32, had kicked the driver's seat  of the police vehicle transporting him, allowing him make  good his escape after it crashed. The incident occurred this  morning.

The three policemen including the driver, attached with  Kuala Berang district headquarters, are warded at Tengku  Ampuan Afzan Hospital.

Roslan was convicted under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952  and was sentenced to eight years jail as well as 10 strokes of  rotan on June 28.

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