With few leads on either the cause of MH370‘s disappearance or its current whereabouts, Malaysian police are scrutinizing the crew to make sure the food was not poisoned. They are also investigating the cargo, which included mangosteens, tropical fruit from the area. The Sydney Morning Herald:
Malaysia’s top police officer Khalid Abu Bakar said the plane’s food caterers were being scrutinised in an investigation that has so far failed to uncover any significant leads into the disappearance of the plane with 239 people on board on March 8.
Inspector-General Khalid said every possible angle had to be investigated to rule out sabotage.
“For example when we knew there was a load of mangosteens on board we had to find out where the mangosteens came from,” he said. “We tracked down who plucked the fruits, who packed them and shipped them out, who put them on the plane.”
Inspector-General Khalid said investigators in China tracked down who was buying the fruit and for how much.
Hopefully their investigation will bear fruit (no pun intended). Meanwhile, the hunt for MH370 continues, now with the aid of a British nuclear sub and survey ship, but without an end in sight. And the plot continues to thicken as the recent kidnapping of a Shanghai tourist in Sabah was reportedly intended to further fracture Malaysia and China’s already tumultuous relations.