Thursday 13 December, 2018

Petrotrin machinist fined $2800 for possession of macaws

A Princes Town man charged with possession of seven prohibited animals has been fined $2800, after being arrested by officers of the Southern Division, during an anti-crime exercise.

Fifty-three-year-old Sharaz Mohammmed, a Petrotrin machinist, of Mandingo Road, Princes Town, was held after a search was conducted of his vehicle, during an exercise carried out in the Barrackpore district on Wednesday.

Acting on information, Senior Game Warden II South, PC Steve Seepersad, of the Forestry Division’s South Patrol, along with officers of the St. Mary’s Police Post, stopped Mohammed as he was driving his van along New Colonial Road, Barrackpore.

The officers proceeded to conduct a search, which resulted in them discovering seven blue and gold macaws with clipped wings in the man’s possession.

Mohammed was subsequently charged and fined by the Senior Game Warden II South, who has authority to compound matters according to the Conservation and Wildlife Act, Chapter 67:01.

He was charged with seven counts of possession of protected animals and seven counts of clipping wings of protected animals.

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