Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Three people were captured moments in which they carried out indiscriminate hunting of wild animals
Within the framework of the operational strategy for the protection, conservation and care of the flora and fauna in the Llanos Orientales region, the Meta Police Department achieved, through a rapid reaction by members of the National Model of Community Surveillance by Quadrants, the capture in flagrante delicto of three people aged 27, 36 and 43, who were caught carrying out indiscriminate hunting of wild animals.
The event was recorded in a rural area of the municipality of Puerto Gaitán, at kilometer 18 in the village of La Poyeta; There, the uniformed Police officers identified these three people when they were traveling on two motorcycles. During the search of their belongings, three 16-gauge shotgun-type firearms were found in their possession, without serial numbers or registration, nor did they have licenses to carry and/or possess these items.
Continuing with the search of the belongings of the subjects, it was shown that minutes before he had carried out the activity of illegal hunting of native animals, since 26 kilos of capybara meat was found, which was seized by the surveillance patrols.
“We continue to use operational, preventive and control strategies in coordination with the regional environmental authorities to guarantee the care and preservation of our fauna, especially the native species, in order to maintain the balance of the ecosystem in the region,” said Mr. Colonel Oscar Fernando Daza Suárez, commander of the Meta Police.
Those captured along with the firearms, the motorcycles and the seized meat were left at the disposal of the Puerto Gaitán Sectional Prosecutor’s Office No. 4, where they must respond judicially for the crime of manufacturing, trafficking, carrying or possessing firearms. accessories, parts or ammunition.