Barahona court sets record bail for alleged lobster poacher
Barahona, Dom. Rep. – The Instruction Barahona Court on Thursday set a record bail of RD$500,000 against José Carlos Cuello, charged with trafficking 700 pounds of lobster, violating the season ban.
Environment Defense Prosecutor Andrés Chalas has requested the unprecedented bond for Cuello, who’ll also have to appear before Barahona Judge Bolivar D’Oleo on the 30th of every month.
The ruling came after the prosecution accused Cuello of violating provisions of the Fisheries Law when he poached lobsters during the mating season, in addition to conch.
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