18 May 2017

South Africa: Suspects Found in the Possession of a Lion's Heads, Paws and Skins Arrested

press release

Police conducted joint intelligence driven operations in the Tubatse Policing area outside Burgersfort and during this operation, four (04) suspect's aged between 29 and 48 years were arrested for possession of lions' heads, paws and skins at Praktiseer outside Groblersdal yesterday on the 2017-05-17 at about 21:00.

The suspects are coming from various areas being: Venda, Lebowakgomo, Phalaborwa and Tubatse and during their arrests, the following were found:

Two (02) lion heads.

Eight (08) lion paws.

Two (02) lion skins.

The motive and the origin of the lion's parts is still unknown.

The suspect's will appear before Praktiseer Magistrate Court soon. Police investigations are still continuing.

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