9 Poachers sentenced in the Turks and Caicos

#TurksandCaicos, October 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Nine men from the Dominican Republic (Junior Orlando Nunez Quinones, Randy Pascual Nunez, Domingo Almonte Matos, Hilario Martinez Polanco, Yael Williams Hidalgo, Aquilino Reyes, Leandro Manurl Almonte Rivera, Deivi Manuel Barilotti Francisco, Jose Luis Eusebio) who were arrested and charged for two Marine offenses have each been sentenced to three months imprisonment for each charge.

The 9 men were found guilty of charges of Taking Marine Products Without a License and Using an Unlicensed Boat for Commercial Fishing after they were arrested on Friday 6th October 2017 at approximately 6:10pm by members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Marine Division.   The men were aboard a 45 feet vessel named MV Yaniret in the area of White Cay.   This area is within the Fisheries Limits of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The charges will run concurrently.   A disposable order was made by the Court for the vessel and its contents to be forfeited to the Government, and to be disposed of it as they please.

Press Release: RTCIPF


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