MMEA arrests five turtle hunters

  • Nation
  • Monday, 01 May 2017

KOTA KINABALU: An ongoing intelligence gathering effort paid off when authorities stopped five men from hunting endangered sea turtles in waters off the east coast Semporna district.

Semporna Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director Maritime Lt Commander Kama Azri Kamil said the men were arrested after 25 turtle shells and more than 100kg of meat were found on their boat at about 12.50am on Monday.

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