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6 arrested for poaching

Six male suspects have been arrested and are being investigated with poaching offence.

These men who hail from Mahé were arrested on Wednesday night at La Passe on La Digue following report by an NDEA agent that during their patrol they had come across and seized a fibreglass boat in which was what they suspected to be turtle meat.

Taking to the scene the police found two gunny bags of the suspected meat which was in the fibreglass whereas on a 42-foot sea cucumber licensed fishing boat turtle carapace and fresh blood were discovered.

The exhibits have been seized for the purpose of joint investigations by the police, department of environment and the Seychelles Fishing Authority.

Report of this discovery was made to the police at around 10:45pm.

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