2 May 2006

Four men charged in Northern Marianas for taking rare bird

7:38 am on 2 May 2006

Four men were arrested and charged for taking a rare endangered bird in the Northern Marianas.

The four were charged in the federal district court in Saipan with one count of taking an endangered specieis - a nightingale reed warbler.

The Marianas Variety reports that the Judge imposed a bond of 10,000 US dollars for each defendant.

The four were released from the custody of the U.S. Marshall Service after they posted the unsecured bond of 10,000 US dollars.