Police: Pygmy elephant killed by plantation guards, not poachers


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  • Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

Policemen with the tusks sawn off the elephant that was found dead with about 70 bullet wounds. Investigations revealed that the culprits were plantation guards.

KOTA KINABALU: It was not the doing of poachers after all – two plantation guards engaged to keep wildlife away from company grounds turned their weapons on a Borneo pygmy elephant and sawed off its tusks.

These are the initial findings of the police after they arrested six suspects – including the two guards – in a series of arrests since 12.40am Wednesday (Oct 2) around Kalabakan in Sabah's south-western Tawau district.

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