Hunting inspectors suspected of shooting saigas in Akmola region

Astana. November 5. KazTAG - The hunting inspectors are suspected of shooting saigas in the Akmola region, reports the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Kazakhstan.
"The crime was registered in March of this year. According to the director of the state natural wildlife park of Korgalzhynsk, 154 carcasses of saigas without horns were found on the territory of the wildlife park on March 17. The damage to the state is estimated to more than 1.435 bn tenge. The employees of the regional branch Okhotzooprom are involved in the crime whose task is to preserve rare and endangered animals and saigas," said the message.
The investigation revealed that two inspectors allowed their mates to shoot saigas.
"Police have also discovered a resident of Nur-Sultan who was buying the horns and smuggled to Russia and further to China," said the report.

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