Monday 21 October, 2019

Diego Martin man held with protected birds

Photo via Facebook, Senator Clarence Rambharat.

Photo via Facebook, Senator Clarence Rambharat.

A 23-year-old Rich Plain, Diego Martin man has been arrested after being caught with 16 protected birds.

He faces 16 counts of possession of protected animals. 

Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat in a Facebook post on Wednesday noted that the suspect was held around 9 am in Gasparillo.

He was caught attempting to sell 10 yellow-headed parrots and six white-eyed conures.

The arrest was an operation between Game Wardens based in South Trinidad and police officers attached to the Task Force, Southern Division.

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