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27 VN fishermen arrested in Malaysia

Update: November, 14/2016 - 09:00

Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has arrested 27 Vietnamese fishermen for illegal fishing activities in the waters of its country.

Maritime director for Miri city, First Admiral Abim Sungom, said they were detained in the waters of Miri in Sarawak state while working in two boats with 10 tonnes of fish valued at 25,000 RM (nearly US$6,000).

Both boats were detected at 3:50pm on November 10 and nabbed for illegal fishing under Ops Permai – a campaign to prevent illegal activities in the country’s waters, he said. — VNS

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