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Feb 8, 2017

Uncle and Nephew Freed Over Caught Hicatees

An uncle and nephew charged with illegal possession of female hicatee turtles and hicatee nets were freed of four charges today before a planned trial. Magistrate Carlon Mendoza agreed with defense attorney Leeroy Banner that the Fisheries Department officials should not get another adjournment in the case of fifty-six-year-old Goldburn Seguro, and his nephew, twenty-two-year-old Hilberto Stanford Seguro. There have been four adjournments in the case due to the Department not showing up or not being ready for trial and again today their witnesses were not present. With no evidence available, Magistrate Mendoza struck out the matter for want of prosecution, setting the men free. In June of 2016, the pair was intercepted in a Toyota Corolla at the Lords’ Bank junction with the Phillip Goldson Highway carrying three female hicatees and a net.

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