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COS receiving reports of trafficking

With fall approaching, Conservation Officers in the Cariboo are receiving more than just complaints of hungry bears going through garbage.

Sgt. Len Butler with the Cariboo Chilcotin Zone based out of Williams Lake, says they are dealing with reports of trafficking.

“Currently in the area, and it started in Quesnel and now in the Williams Lake area, we have several individuals that are trafficking in moose and elk meat and the unsuspecting public who genuinely believe probably it’s alright to buy moose or elk meat are buying this meat and then the meat isn’t showing up,” he said.

“It’s ending up to be little more of a fraud.”

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Butler says the selling of moose or elk meat, or any wildlife, is illegal in the province.

He says officers are currently involved in an ongoing investigation of trafficking and are looking to finalize it in the next month or so.

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