Four cross-border criminals believed to be kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) group members, were shot dead by security forces at Felda Sahabat plantation here, early this morning. (NSTP file pic)

LAHAD DATU: Four cross-border criminals believed to be kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) group members, were shot dead by security forces at Felda Sahabat plantation here, early this morning.

According to a source, a firearm was also discovered in the 2am incident after the shootout.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din and Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali are scheduled to hold a press conference on the case at the Lahad Datu police headquarters at 11am today.