SEMPORNA (Bernama) – The Marine Operations Force (MOF) here foiled four attempts to take out timber without permit in an operation in the district’s waters, yesterday.
Sabah Region Four MOF Commander, ACP Mohammad Madun said the Semporna MOF confiscated 73 pieces of sawn timber of various sizes worth about RM2,220 in the operation.
He said the first seizure was made on a boat at about 8pm and three local men aged between 29 and 58 were detained.
The second and third seizures were recorded at 9pm and 9.30pm on two boats in the same waters.
In the second case, the MOF detained three local men aged between 14 and 52 and another suspect aged 58 in the third case, he added. Mohammad said in the fourth case at about 10pm, a patrolling team detained a boat with three local people on board, aged between 27 and 52, and seized 27 pieces of sawn timber.