Land and Survey Dept foils illegal sand dredging

The barge and crane that were seized by Land and Survey enforcement personnel.

KUCHING, Nov 30: The Land and Survey Department’s enforcement unit successfully thwarted an attempt to dredge sand without a permit in here yesterday.

In the operation, a barge and a crane that were used to carry out the illegal activity were seized, said the department in a statement.

A patrol team had detected the activity, and the case will be investigated under Section 32A of the State Land Code (Chapter 81).

Those who wanted to conduct mineral composition dredging activities are advised to refer to the nearest Land and Survey office for advice to avoid enforcement actions.

The public is also welcome to provide information relating to this kind of illegal activities to the department by calling 082-444 111 (Headquarters) or use the `Talikhidmat services’ via  or call 555 999. — DayakDaily