Labourer jailed six months for possessing meat, organs of protected species

KOTA KINABALU: A labourer has been sentenced to six months’ jail for possessing meat and organs of protected species in Sandakan district.

Jesus A. Apoliario was given the sentence after pleading guilty to the charges set against him before Sessions Court judge Darmafikri Abu Adam on Tuesday (Aug 9).

According to the charge sheet, a portion of deer head, 245 pieces of porcupine quills, deer organs and mouse deer horns were found among others at around 1.30pm on July 2.

The items were found in separate areas and in the workers' quarters at the Ladang Labau Forest Reserve area.

This is an offence under the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997.

Apoliario also failed to produce any identification document.

He will serve his sentence from the date of his arrest, and then be referred to the Immigration Department for further action for failing to produce any identification documents.

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