KUCHING, 10 DECEMBER 2019 – Acting upon public tip-offs, SFC enforcement team from Kuching Regional Office immediately sprang into action and raided two premises at Green Road and Kuching Waterfront.
During the 4.30pm raid at Green Road, the team discovered 14 live softshell turtles which are protected species; 6 live tortoises and 7 green pigeon (Punai). The wildlife will be sent to Matang Wildlife Centre for keeping. After the first raid, at around 5pm, the enforcement team seized 3 horns, 4 animal tooth’s, 33 hedgehog furs, Kayu Gaharu and wildlife skull from another premises at Kuching waterfront.
As the owners failed to produce any related licences or permits, both cases are investigated under Section 29(2) and 37(2)(c) of Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998.