police seize 240 kg of irregular Arapaima fish shop in Manaus

The marketing of regional fish in place was made illegally because the owner has no invoice for sale.
18/10/2016 17h22 - Updated 18/10/2016 18h58
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An action of the Amazon Civil Police resulted in the seizure of 240 kilograms of Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) undocumented, found in a fish market located in Goiania Street, district Redemption, Midwest Manaus area on Tuesday (18).

According to the titular delegate of Police Specialized in Crimes against the Environment and Urbanism (during), Samir Freire, action with the participation of tax of Amazonas Environmental Protection Institute (Ipaam), Uziel Sevalho da Silva. As Samir Freire, they came to the shop, owned by José Pereira Pontes, 69, after receiving anonymous reports, reporting the illegal sale of regional fish in place, and the creation of the species breeding not legalized.

"The teams went to the indicated place and found the truth of vigilantism. We seized on site 240 kilograms of Arapaima, because to market wild animal is necessary that the owner has invoice, source document and license for sale. These documents are issued by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) and the Ipaam, but the owner of the fish market did not show any of these records ", said Samir Freire.

The holder of Dema informed, still, the existence of an illegal breeding with 15 pirarucus in place. After striking, the owner of the fish shop presented, the police unit, an invoice related to 240 kilograms of fish. As the document had record with today's date, day 18, the seized merchandise will remain in fishmonger, available to the Justice.

Second or delegate, the Arapaima the closed period is throughout the year, It is configured crime sale or creation without the license issued by Ibama and Ipaam. José Pereira Pontes was booked in flagrante based on Article 34 the Environmental Crimes Law, No 9.605/98, and paid fines arbitrated at R $ 120 thousand for the fiscal Ipaam. Then the businessman was released to answer for the crime in freedom.

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