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Police: Pygmy elephant killed by plantation guards, not poachers

Published on 2 Oct 2019 10:16:05 PM

Tawau district police chief Asst Comm Peter Umbuas said it was not the doing of poachers after all – two plantation guards engaged to keep wildlife away from company grounds turned their weapons on a Borneo pygmy elephant and sawed off its tusks.

These are the initial findings of the police after they arrested six suspects – including the two guards – in a series of arrests since 12.40am Wednesday (Oct 2) around Kalabakan in Sabah's south-western Tawau district.

The bull elephant that was found riddled with about 70 bullet wounds at Sungai Udin close to a Felda plantation on Sept 25.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/10/02/police-pygmy-elephant-killed-by-plantation-guards-not-poachers