Turtle Butcher Arrested

One of the men caught on camera butchering a rare Hawks Bill Turtle last month was arrested, charged and brought before the Mandeville Residents Magistrates Court last week.

The accused, has been identified as Leroy McDonald otherwise called Nesey.

He is charged with, hunting and possession of a protected animal contrary to the Wild Life Protection Act.

He was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 and is scheduled to return to court on December 2.

If convicted, McDonald is liable to a fine of up to $100,000 or 12 months imprisonment.

Chief Executive Officer for the Jamaica Environment Trust, Diana McCaulay says his arrest is good news.

Investigations are continuing with respect to the other parties involved in the killing.

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