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Jun092008

32 month jail sentence for smuggling wildlife parts

A fisherman from Indonesia has been sentenced to 32 months in jail in Malaysia after he pleaded guilty to illegal poseession of wildlife parts, including almost 200 kg of pangolin scales, reports Bernama

Indonesian Jailed 32 Months For Having Scales And Skins Of Wildlife
Bernama
9 June 2008


KLANG, June 9 (Bernama) -- An Indonesian fisherman was sentenced to 32 months in jail by the Magistrate's Court here after pleading guilty to four charges of illegally possessing scales and skins of wildlife in a boat last week.

Magistrate Fazilatul Isma Ahmad Resngah ordered Zulkarnain Ajib, 43, of Tanjong Balai, Indonesia, to serve eight months consecutively for each charge starting from the day he was caught on June 3.

Zulkarnain pleaded guilty to illegally having six sacks weighing a total of 199.9kg of scales of the Sunda Pangolin, an animal protected by the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, in a boat in Klang waters about 5.20am on June 3.

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