Pygmy elephant killing: Six suspects remanded four days

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  • Thursday, 03 Oct 2019

TAWAU (Bernama): Six suspects allegedly involved in the killing of a pygmy elephant near here have been remanded for four days from Thursday (Oct 3) for further investigations.

The suspects, comprising five locals and an illegal immigrant between the ages of 48 and 68, were arrested Wednesday (Oct 2) and their remand applications were made by investigating officer Insp Azlinda Buang at 10.15am in the magistrate’s court here.

Magistrate Farene Mohd Ferdaus issued the remand order. The case will be investigated under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960.

It was reported Wednesday that police had arrested six men including a Felda settler, a hired worker and an illegal immigrant, following the brutal killing of a pygmy elephant using a firearm in the area around Sungai Udin, Dumpas, Kalabakan on Thursday (Sept 26).

All the arrests were carried out during Ops Khazanah between 12.20am and 12.30pm. - Bernama

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