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Luanda: eleven poachers arrested for killing endangered animals

At least eleven poachers were arrested in Luanda for killing animal species, some on the verge of extinction, namely pangolins, sea turtles, deer, wild boar and monkeys, announced the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC).


According to the head of the Institutional Communication and Press office at SIC-Luanda, Fernando Carvalho, the suspects were carrying out the clandestine slaughter of the aforementioned animals intended for sale in the municipalities of Quiçama, Belas and Kilamba Kiaxi.

The citizens, accused of the crime of environmental aggression, were arrested in flagrante delicto in possession of animals that had already been slaughtered and others yet to be slaughtered, explained the SIC official.

Initially, the SIC detained four national citizens found slaughtering two sea turtles, and two others were also rescued and returned to their habitat.

The remaining hunters were found with the meat of dead animals, namely 16 bambis (wild goats), nine deer, a boar's head, 15 monkeys, two cambuige (large rodent), four deer heads, two pangolins and a pig. .

Remote traps and firearms were the means used to slaughter the animals.

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