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MMEA Detains 2 Vietbamese Trawlers Off Kelantan Waters

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PASIR PUTEH – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) yesterday seized
two Vietnamese trawlers that had encroached in Kelantan waters.

Kelantan MMEA director Kapten Nurul Hizam Zakaria said the first boat with
three crew and its skipper was intercepted 49 nautical miles off Pantai Tok Bali
at 1.35pm.

The second boat with four crew and its skipper was intercepted 46 nautical
miles off Pantai Tok Bali at 2pm.

In a statement here today, he said 50 kg of sea cucumbers in the boats which
were also believed to have been used to smuggle diesel were also seized. The
total value of the haul was RM800,000.
— BERNAMA

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