Sandakan boats held for poaching

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  • Saturday, 06 Sep 2003

ZAMBOANGA: Fourteen Malaysians aboard four fishing boats have been arrested by Philippine authorities, a military report said yesterday.  

Police and the navy intercepted the trawlers, believed to be from Sandakan, near the Turtle Islands off the southern Tawi-Tawi islands on Aug 26, the report said. 

It did not say why the arrests were only disclosed now. 

The 14 Malaysian crewmen and their boats were turned over to police in Taganak island and charges of illegal fishing and illegal entry had been filed against them. –AFP  

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