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Fisherman in court for selling turtle meat…

Turtle meatAn Arima fisherman is expected to appear in court today charged with selling turtle meat.

The man was arrested on Saturday afternoon, after game warden Nirmal Ramtahal received an anonymous call just after 1 p.m. saying that the fisherman, the owner of a fish stall at #7 Cocorite Road, Arima, had turtle meat for sale to members of the public.

Ramtahal, five of his colleagues and two fisheries officers arrived at the scene and carried out surveillance on the vendor at the stall.

Around 3.30 p.m., the officers noticed the vendor weighing the carcass of baby turtles.

The meat of 28 turtles was seized, and the man taken to Arima Police Station.

He was later charged by officers of the Fisheries Division.

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