Three men, suspected of illegally hunting brown bears, a species currently protected by law, have been detained following a nine-day search in Mureş and Sibiu counties. The damage is estimated at over EUR 120,000, and the police has found during the searches, a bear skull, dozens of deer and roe deer trophies.
The police officers with the Mures County directorate for arms, explosives and dangerous substances have conducted on Thursday nine searches in the Mureş and Sibiu counties, at the homes of seven men aged 34-72, suspected of illegal hunting, three specimens of brown bear, strictly protected by law, as well as other game species for the purpose of selling the products.
Following the searches, a non-lethal weapon was identified, for which the person concerned did not hold a license, a lethal bullet weapon, lethal ammunition, a bear skull, 67 deer and roe deer trophies, game meat, nine big knives, a hand-made spear, and other goods.
Three people have been remanded, and on Friday are to be presented to the Prosecutor’s Office upon the Sighisoara Court, with a proposal for preventive arrest.
Investigations continue for failure to comply with the arms and munitions regime and for poaching, the damage being estimated at over EUR 120,000.