Poaching, Agar Wood, Perhilitan, Illegal Wildlife Trade

Poaching, Agar Wood

Ten poachers detained, almost RM1mil worth of wildlife parts seized

10 poachers detained, almost RM1mil worth of wildlife parts seized

22.10.2019

10 poachers detained, almost RM1mil worth of wildlife parts seized

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 10 men, including seven Cambodians, were detained for poaching, resulting in the seizure of various wildlife parts worth RM908,000, says Deputy Comm Datuk Mastor Mohd Ariff.

The second series of arrests were at Kampung Padang Kunyit, in Grik, Perak, at about 6.10am on Oct 11, DCP Mastor said.

"We seized 162 nylon nets, 1kg of agar wood, four parts of a wild boar, five axes and machetes, as well as a tool to extract agar wood.

"We detained six Cambodian men, who used the transit camp for lodging and to refill their rations.

"The suspects moved in groups and they received rations such as food from other accomplices," he said.

"They will then move in groups and enter the jungle in search of their ill-gotten gains," he said.

"These poachers would place the traps and leave it there for months. It is not uncommon to find animals dying because they were trapped for long periods of time," he said.

The Ops Bersepadu Khazanah was launched on Sept 3 by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. It consists of cooperation between Perhilitan and the General Operations Force's Senoi Praaq Team (Battalion 3) and Battalion 18.

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