By Cathy Elelman • 07 May 2020 • 18:16
SIEZED: Guardia officers found weapons and a bloodied wild boar snout
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
A PAIR of poachers caught breaking lockdown restrictions in Seron are facing a series of charges, among them illegal gun ownership.
Guardia Civil officers were checking out reports of a vehicle seen a number of times in a forested area in the Belluga area.
The two men in the car had on the kind of clothing usually worn by hunters and had a hunting dog with them.
A search of the vehicle revealed they had in the back a bag of machetes, axes and the remains of a wild boar snout with fresh blood on it stuffed inside another bag.
The officers also found in a hidden compartment a rifle with a telescopic sight and a folding butt, loaded and ready to fire with a cartridge only permitted in sport shooting activities.
On top of this, it turned out the two men had no documentation for the dog.
The Guardia detained 29-year-old JOF from Albox and 47-year-old JEP from Macael for flora and fauna protection violations and for illegal gun ownership.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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