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18 months for killing national birds…

SCARLET IBIS  Carcasses

Game wardens Andy Singh, Rajiv Maharaj and Richard Ramlogan  

18 months’ in prison for the Chaguanas man caught with 18 carcasses of the Scarlet Ibis…

Yesterday, Chaguanas magistrate Bramanand Dubay as he sentenced 43 year old Kenny Rattan asked what he was doing stealing from the country’s treasure.

Rattan, an oyster vendor, and his 15-year-old relative, a construction worker, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of possession of the carcass of a protected animal.

Rattan, the teenager and their cousin, who escaped custody, were arrested on Sunday at Shipping Road Extension, Felicity, by game wardens on foot patrol near the mangrove forest.

Rattan will however serve only a month as the magistrate ordered the sentences to run concurrently.

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