Man Caught with RM1 Million In Wildlife Organs In Sarawak

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Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained a man and seized wildlife organs and agarwood worth RM1.1 million in a raid on a house in Miri, Sarawak yesterday.

Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the raid was conducted by the 12th Battalion of the Miri General Operations Force.

He said the house was believed to have been used as a temporary store before the wildlife organs were marketed overseas.

“During the raid, police found various grades and sizes of agarwood, five deer heads with antlers, 19 deer antler pieces, two preserved monitor lizards and two tortoises.

“All the seized organs have been handed over to the Miri branch of the Sarawak Forestry Corporation for further action, and the case is being investigated under Section 29 of the Sarawak Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998,” he said in a statement here today.

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