Police save protected animals


  • Nation
  • Monday, 08 Apr 2019

Two orang utan were among nine protected animals saved from a smuggling syndicate. They were believed to have been brought into the country to be sold on the black market for shows and as pets

MUAR: Marine police (PPM) foiled an attempt to smuggle in a baby orang utan and eight other protected animals worth RM403,000 near here.

Region Two PPM commander ACP Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said the success was due to the department’s surveillance of the Parit Unas Fishermen’s Jetty on Saturday night after getting a tip-off about the smuggling attempt.

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