Fisherman fined RM11,000, vessel and fishing equipment forfeited

KOTA TINGGI: A local fisherman was fined RM11,000 over three charges at the Magistrate's Court here on Thursday (Oct 6).

Abdul Ghafar Abdul Latif pleaded guilty before magistrate Norsiah Ujang for not possessing a licence for a fishing vessel and fishing equipment under the Fisheries Act 1985.

The 48-year-old also admitted to having explosive materials without permission under the Explosives Act 1957.

The accused was fined RM5,000 each for the first two offences and RM1,000 over the third offence.

The court also ordered all the case items such as the vessel and fishing equipment to be forfeited to the Malaysian government.

According to the charge sheets, the accused was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Mersing zone at Tanjung Buih jetty in Mersing for fish bombing.

Abdul Ghafar was said to have committed the offences on April 18 this year during Ops Jaksa on board a fishing vessel at 11pm, about 0.2 nautical miles off Tanjung Selantai, Mersing.

Johor MMEA deputy prosecutor Azlan Bohari prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.

Abdul Ghafar paid the fines.

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