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KLIA Authorities Found ‘Kayangan’ Birds That Are Worth Nearly RM700,000 Packed in Cargo Box

today8 November 2022

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(source: Harian Metro)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) authorities and the Department of Wildlife Protection and National Parks (PERHILITAN) discovered a cargo box stuffed with 36 birds. The wildlife found was worth almost RM700,000 and was meant to be smuggled and sold at Hong Kong’s black market.

According to Berita Harian, Malaysia is being treated as a transit point used by international wildlife trafficking syndicates, especially for the shipment of protected animal species.

Director General of Perhilitan, Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim said the confiscation of the birds was carried out by members of the Enforcement Division of the PERHILITAN Department through Operation Bersepadu Khazanah (OBK).

He said that the inspection was carried out at the KLIA cargo post section after the PERHILITAN office received information about the suspicious packages from the airport’s authorities.

“The results of the…

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Written by: Karissa Lund


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