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61-yr-old jailed, fined for having bombed fish
Published on: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 61-year-old man was jailed a year and fined of RM20,000 in default six months' jail for having 14 bombed fish.

Madhrun Nuski pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad on Wednesday.

He was found having the bombed fish which was kept inside a sack at 11.30am on Jan 24 this year at the Kg Tanjung Kapor waters in Kudat. The offence under Section 26(1)(c) of the Fisheries Act 1985 punishable under Section 25(b) of the same act which provides for a fine of RM20,000 or a jail term of up to two years, or both, on conviction.

During mitigation, Madhrun who was not represented asked for leniency.

However, William Apin from the Fisheries Department urged the court to impose an appropriate sentence.

The court heard that a team of marine police stopped a boat at the said waters area and upon inspection on the boat, the team found various types of fish inside the boat.

Madhrun who was the boat skipper was detained for further investigation.

The sample of fish then was sent to the chemistry and confirmed the fish died because of explosive items.

Investigation revealed that Madhrun had bombed the fish. – Cynthia D Baga

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