Man arrested in Puerto Vallarta with 522 sea turtle eggs

Elements of the Unified Force detained a man with 522 sea turtle eggs in Puerto Vallarta.

The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) Jalisco delegation, opened an investigation against Benjamin ‘R’ for committing criminal acts against biodiversity.

According to information, the Regional Single Force informed the Social Representative of the Federation that, at the time they were making their surveillance tour at the Boca de Tomates beach, they saw a man with a wheelbarrow and upon inspection learned that the man had 522 sea turtle eggs that had been collected on the beach.

Everything that was found was available to the Public Ministry of the Federation, the institution that will continue with the relevant evidence to be included in the investigation until the individual is prosecuted.

The man was taken to the Public Ministry to be officially charged; because this is a species that is in danger of extinction.

On September 1, another man was arrested on the same beach that had three turtle corpses and 500 eggs with him.

In this case, as the turtles are protected and their species is endangered, the investigation was conducted by the Federal Office of Environmental Protection (Profepa).

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