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Malaysian Dredgers Help Catch Sand Thieves

Posted on October 20, 2015

By Titus Zheng, IHS Maritime 360

In a bid to curb thefts of sand from along the Malaysian coastline at Selangor, the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) has enlisted the help of licenced dredgers.

Norfaezah Shamsuddin, coastal section head of LUAS, explained that gathering information from dredgers legally transporting sand from the area to stockpiles around Westport and Northport would help those acting against sand theft syndicates.

“So far, two dredging companies have come forward to offer information on sand theft activity,” said Shamsuddin.


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