Two arrested for wildlife trafficking

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    Two Diego Martin persons have been arrested for trafficking wildlife.

    This is according to Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat via his Facebook page.

    He says they individuals were travelling in separate vehicles – one had 40 yellow crown parrots, 4 Giant River Otters and 2 capuchin monkeys while the other had 25 yellow head parrots.

    Furthermore, he laments that 43 parrots and two Giant River Otters are dead.

    The animals that are still alive have been taken in by the Emperor Valley Zoo.

    They now require round the clock food, medication and care.

    In the comments, Mr Rambharat tackled the topic of penalties – he reminded that in 2018, a decision was taken to increase the fine from a maximum of $1000 to $10,000.