Bahrain Coast Guard foils attempt to smuggle 8 terror suspects to Iran

MANAMA, June 4 (KUNA) –The Bahraini Ministry of Interior announced late Saturday that the Coast Guard forces have foiled an attempt to smuggle eight fugitives convicted in terrorist cases on a boat heading to Iran.
The Bahraini news agency reported that the investigations have revealed that the planners behind the operation were Sadiq Makki Jassim, sentenced to 10 years in Bahrain and currently a fugitive in Iran, and Sadiq Al Hayki, sentenced to life in prison and currently a fugitive in Iran as well.
The Coast Guard vessels spotted a boat off the coast of northern Bahrain. The boat was chased and then interdicted when those onboard refused to stop. The arrested were referred to relevant authorities for more investigations. (end) mga.ibi