Another three suspects arrested for poaching

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Mill, Heesch and Wanroij – Yesterday morning the police in Mill, Heesch and Wanroij arrested three suspects. They are suspected of involvement in committing poaching on Monday, October 17, 2022. Four suspects were already arrested that night. At least one suspect managed to escape.

Previous arrests
During a check on Monday morning, October 17, around 2 a.m., police officers and forest rangers saw two suspicious vehicles. One of the cars shone beams of light over the meadows, a tried and tested way of spotting wildlife.

The moment the police gave a stop sign, one of the suspicious vehicles fled. The rangers’ car was hit head-on. A 55-year-old man from ‘s-Hertogenbosch and a 62-year-old man from Helmond were arrested despite considerable resistance. The suspects’ car was specially prepared for the hunt. 15 dead hares with bite and laceration wounds were found in the car.

Police officers meanwhile went after the second car, which ended up in a dry ditch after a short chase. Two men from Eindhoven (24 and 34 years old) were subsequently arrested.

The suspects are suspected of violating the Nature Protection Act and the Animals Act, namely poaching. And failure to comply with the stop sign, rebellion and dangerous driving. A total of six hare hounds were found. The dogs have been seized.

New arrests
Further investigation in recent months led this morning to the arrest of a 45-year-old man from Mill, a 46-year-old man from Heesch and a 44-year-old man from Wanroij. They are suspected of involvement in the poaching on October 17. We searched for additional evidence at four locations, two of which were in Mill, one in Heesch and one in Wanroij.

National Inspection Service
At the same time as the arrest, inspectors from the National Animal Protection Inspectorate checked compliance with the Animals Act and the Nature Protection Act.
Poaching is a serious environmental crime in which unauthorized means are used to brutally kill the animals and then sell them. The poachers regularly use greyhounds, whose physique makes them very suitable for hunting. The animals are tracked down at night with a bright lamp or other equipment, after which the greyhounds are released from vehicles and chase, catch and kill the game. The often exhausted animals don’t stand a chance.

The investigation is still ongoing. The suspects are in custody and the detective continues to investigate this case.

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