Jamaica News: The police have signaled their intention to safeguard the nation’s protected species with the arrest and charge or men spotted on a video killing a turtle.
The men have been granted bail in the sum of 100,000 and will appear in court on August 22. If found guilty they could be fined 100,000 or serve 12 months in prison.
Operatives from the counter-terrorism and organised crime branch, the mobile reserve and the motorized patrol in
the parish investigated the incident that happened on June 6 in Nine Miles Bull Bay, St Andrew.
The National Environment and Planning Agency welcomed the charges and congratulated lawmen for their vigilance.
NEPA stressed that it was critical to send a strong message that harming Jamaica’s protected species will be punished.
By: Mckoy’s News Reporter