Union Man Charged For Illegally Keeping Protected Wildlife

Egbert Adams a resident of Union Island has been charged for illegally keeping protected wildlife species in his possession.

According to information from the Ministry of Agriculture, Adams was arrested on September 4th, following information that he was seen poaching wildlife species on Union Island.

 In conducting a search of his home, three (3) juvenile Grenadines Boa snakes, Corallus Grena-densis were found in his possession

He was charged in court on Friday, October 20th in Union Island.

When Adams appeared before Chief Magistrate Rêchanne Browne Mathias he pleaded guilty to the offence and was charged XCD750.00 to be paid in 2 months. Failure to do so will result in him being imprisoned for a period of 9 months.

The offence Adams committed is in contravention of Section 13 (I) of the Wildlife Protection Act, No. 52 of 2009.

The animals were subsequently re-introduced into their natural habitat on the island.

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