Two held for illegal hunting in royal reserves

Police arrested two persons for hunting in royal reserves, Maj. Raed Al-Maliki; a spokesman for the Special Forces for Environmental Security, said.

In detail the first individual was in possession of an unlicensed air rifle and 22 birds that he had caught in the Royal King Khaled Reserve in Al-Thumama; Saudi Press Agency (SPA); quoted the official as saying on Saturday.

Furthermore police arrested the second violator for hunting in the King Abdul Aziz Royal Reserve in Shu’aib Al-Tiri. Policemen found him in posession of two air rifles, 531 rounds and 12 birds, Al-Maliki said.

Moreoevr the official also called on Saudi citizens and residents to abide by environmental regulations, insisting there would be no compromise in enforcing the sanctions imposed on those violating these regulations.