Two people were held with five Scarlet Ibis carcasses at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary on Sunday.

Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat announced the arrest in a Facebook post.

Speaking with News Power Now on Monday, he gave some more insight into the incident and the resulting charges that the accused men face.

Minister Rambharat added he hopes the men are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as this will send a message to poachers and also motivate the game wardens to continue to do their job.