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Orang Asli arrested with elephant tusks, shotgun in Gua Musang

Last Update: 14/11/2019

KOTA BHARU, Nov 14 -- An Orang Asli man was detained after the Kelantan police found two elephant tusks and a shotgun with 31 bullets in his house in Kampung Sugi near Pos Pasik, Gua Musang on Tuesday.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said the house of the 51-year-old was inspected after the authorities received a tip-off.

He said the raid was conducted at 6 pm, under an operation codenamed ‘Ops Bersepadu Khazanah’ by a team of enforcers from Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan), four members of 18th Battalion of General Operations Force (GOF18) and three Forest Department personnel.

“Initial investigation revealed that the man knew the shotgun belonged to his father-in-law to protect crops.

“However, the man had to be detained because investigation reveals that the firearm and the bullets were not registered to any party,” he told reporters at the Kelantan police contingent headquarters (IPK) here today.

He said investigations will be conducted under Section 8 of the Firearms Act 1960.

Hasanuddin said on the same day, four men aged between 28 and 43 who were travelling on a four-wheeled vehicle were arrested by the authorities upon entering Pos Pasik at about 4pm.

He said an inspection of the vehicle found 25 units of chicken and bird traps as well as 1 unit of deer horn.

“All the suspects are still being held at the Gua Musang police station while the seized items have been turned over to the Kelantan Wildlife Department for further action,” he said.



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