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Remand for two suspected mouflon poachers (Updated)

A 63-year-old woman and her 26-year-old grandson were remanded for five days on Thursday for allegedly being involved in mouflon meat trading in Kannaviou, Paphos.

The two were arrested after a dead, skinned mouflon, a protected species, was discovered in the woman’s house by officers of the Game and Fauna Service, who believe they have uncovered a mouflon meat trading ring.

The service said they raided a house in Kannaviou on Wednesday morning after securing a search warrant and found a dead skinned mouflon and pieces of mouflon meat in a freezer. Officers also found and confiscated mouflon skin and skulls as well as bones, a scale, knives, cleavers, and meat hangers. They also located a number of cartridges which are usually used for big game hunting and whose possession is prohibited as well as a shotgun belonging to the 26-year-old.

The endemic Cyprus mouflon, ovis orientalis, has lived on the island for more than 8,000 years. The Game and Fauna Fund is responsible for the management of the species.

 


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