Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Quenk, cheese, honey seized while entering T&T

As Christmas approaches, yet another seizure was made of illegal wild meat, wild animals, honey and even cheese being brought into the country.

Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat said the incident took place this week via a public social media post. 

(Photo courtesy Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat.)

"Another morning of law enforcement activity involving Venezuelans and illegal wild meat, wild animals, honey, cheese, and other food products being seized and destroyed as part of a joint operation. Thanks to our Game Wardens and Animal Production and Health officers."

Citizens are urged to be careful when purchasing wild meat during hunting season, which takes place from October to the end of February next year.

(Photo courtesy Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat.)

Imported wild meat can harbour harmful pathogens, parasites or disease, as it is not subject to any health laws or regulation.

Citizens should not purchase any meat which seems discoloured or smells rancid.

If you suspect someone is selling illegally imported wild meat please contact the police in 555, 999 or 800-TIPS. 

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