A total of 26 prohibited animals were recovered in Penal during a police exercise on Tuesday morning.
According to reports, around 11.45 am yesterday, officers received information that persons were offloading illegal items at Morne Diablo Beach.
Acting on information, a team of officers, led by Sgt Gokool, Sgt Ablacksingh, Cpl Singh, and PC Ramdath, among several others, proceeded to the area.
When they arrived, they searched several vehicles exiting the area however nothing illegal was found.
Based on further information received, the officers proceeded along the same road and on reaching the area of the landslide, a search was carried out and the following animals were discovered in cages: 15 caiques; three white-eyed conures; one three-toed sloth; one baby wild hog; five Capuchin monkeys; and one yellow-footed tortoise.
The animals were all seized and handed over to game warden Seepersad.
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