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Dominican poachers arrested and charged

Providenciales, Four Poachers from the Dominican Republic were charged with several counts of illegal fishing in Turks and Caicos waters last week, the men now face hefty fines and possible jail time.

This latest arrest comes just one week after the Governor held talks with The British Ambassador to The Dominican Republic and Haiti, Steven Fisher, on the dispute of the TCI-DR Maritime border.

Bijou Anduja, Wilson Perdomo, Carlos Jose and Edisson Castillo were caught off of Whale Breakers, a popular reef near Seal and Bush Cay….with over 40 LBS of lobster, 100 pounds of scale fish, and over 100 LBS of parrotfish. On Tuesday they appeared before a Magistrate Court judge.

This is the third arrest of poachers from the Dominican Republic in three months; as many as 34 men from the DR have been detained in relation to the illegal activity.

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