Malta: Police arrest poacher in Ghaxaq – A team of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) filmed a poacher while he was shooting at birds during the closed season close to Ghaxaq. The video footage was passed on to the Administrative Law Enforcement who identified the man within hours. The man admitted to having fired the shots and was taken to the ALE headquarters for further interrogation. CABS said that its teams recorded a total of 137 shots fired after the Prime Minister closed the hunting season last Tuesday. Most of the shots were heard in the countryside around Safi, Hal-Far, Handaq, Marsaskala and Ghaxaq.
The picture attached to this PR shows police officers during an inspection of a hunter´s shotgun on Gozo last week (Photo by Craig Redmond/CABS)