Filipino Abdu Rasah Amin has been sentenced to jail and a fine for possession of green turtle eggs, which are protected under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997. – EPA pic, July 22, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
A FILIPINO man was sentenced to one year in prison and fined RM50,000 by the Sandakan Sessions Court today for possession of 1,769 green turtle eggs.
Judge Darmafikri Abu Adam meted out the sentence on Abdu Rasah Amin, 57 after he pleaded guilty to committing the offence at a house at Kg Bokara, Karamunting, at about 11.50am on July 15.,
Prosecuting officer Abdul Karim Dakog told the court that turtles are protected under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997.
Therefore, Abdu committed an offence under Section 41(1) of the enactment, punishable under Section 41(4)(a) of the same enactment, which carries a minimum imprisonment of a year and not more than five years, and a fine not less than RM50,000 and not more than RM250,000 upon conviction.
Darmafikri ordered the turtle eggs to be returned to the authorities for further action and the accused, who was not represented, to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving his jail term. – Bernama, July 22, 2022.
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