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Labuan marine police nab Vietnamese crew for illegal fishing

Last Update: 11/08/2019

LABUAN, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- The Marine police arrested five Vietnamese fishing crew members and seized their trawler worth of RM350,000 yesterday for illegal fishing near Beting Jahat waters here. 

Sabah Marine Police (Region 4) chief commander, ACP Mohamad Pajeri Ali said the Vietnamese vessel was intercepted during the ‘Op Gelora’ around 11 am while they were fishing about 15 nautical miles off Tanjung Kubong north of Labuan.

“We seized the wooden-fibre glass vessel that had a cloned registration number of a local fishing boat from Kudat, Sabah, and the crew including their 37-year-old skipper were taken to the Labuan marine jetty for further investigations,” he told Bernama today.

Those detained were the skipper, Mai Van Qui, and crewmen, Mai Van Nguyen, 41, Ho Chi Linh, 27, Danh Thien, 30 and Dhong Van Dep, 35.

The agency also seized a diesel-powered engine worth RM80,000, a Thuraya satellite telephone (RM1,500), a sea cucumber iron fork (RM15,000), fishing nets (RM3,000), global positioning system (GPS) equipment and RM1,000 worth of storage containers. 

 The case is being investigated under the Fisheries Act 1985 and the Immigration Act 1959/63.







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