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Venison, deer parts seized at Sandakan airport

 | May 17, 2017

The courier consignment of venison, heads of a deer and barking deer and internal organs were intercepted at the airport upon scanning of the cargo box.

deer-seludupSANDAKAN: Sandakan Department of Wildlife Protection and National Parks officers have intercepted at the airport here a courier consignment of venison, the heads of a deer and barking deer and internal organs, about to be flown to a Selangor address.

Its officer, Hussein Muin, said the consignment was seized after the department was notified by auxiliary policemen at 4.05pm that a scan of a polystyrene box revealed these contents.

The meat of the deer weighed 4.6kg and that of the barking deer, 2.3kg, and there was 1.6kg of internal organs, he said at a press conference today.

Hussein said the sender of the consignment had been identified as a clerk of a school in the district and the person would be summoned to give a statement over the illegal export of wildlife meat.

He said it was an offence to remove venison and deer parts out of the state without a permit and offenders could be fined between RM30,000 and RM50,000 or imprisoned for up to three years, or both.


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