Poachers held with 5 Scarlet Ibis carcasses

Two poach­ers were held and charged by game war­dens Sun­day for hav­ing five car­cass­es of one of T&T’s pro­tect­ed na­tion­al birds, the Scar­let Ibis.

If charged, the men will face a hefty fine of $.5 mil­lion each and two years’ im­pris­on­ment.

The poach­ers were said to have been at the Ca­roni Bird Sanc­tu­ary Sun­day morn­ing when they were stopped and searched by the game war­dens.