World Turtle News, 09/10/2019
Two men nabbed, over 600 turtle eggs seized
Two men have been arrested for illegally stealing and selling turtle eggs.
The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) enforcement team nabbed the two men at Pasar Tamu Kubah Ria, Malaysia on Saturday! The first suspect, aged 65, was caught with over 200 eggs at 9:45am which were later seized. Similarly, in the afternoon another whopping 438 sea turtle eggs were seized from a man, aged 26.
Zolkipli Mohamad Aton said anyone who hunts, kills, keeps, sells or consumes protected animals faces a one-year jail term and RM10,000 fine (approx. $2400).
“In the case of the sea turtle which is a totally protected wildlife in Sarawak, the maximum fine is RM50,000 and five years jail,” he said.
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Photo from New Straits Times.