South African Court Sentences Rhino Poacher to 40 Years

The Kempton Park Regional Court sentenced a Thai international rhino horn smuggling syndicate kingpin Chumlong Lemtongthai to 40 years in prison..

Rhino poaching is on rise in Africa. (File Photo)

  • South Africa:  Govt Welcomes Rhino Poaching Ruling

    SAnews.gov.za, 10 November 2012

    Government has welcomed the 40-year prison sentence that was handed down to Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, for rhino poaching. read more »

  • South Africa:  IFP Applauds Court's Sentence for Rhino Poacher (press release)

    Inkatha Freedom Party, 9 November 2012

    The IFP welcomed the sentence handed down earlier today in the magistrate's court in Johannesburg which saw rhino poaching kingpin, Chumlong Lemtongthai sentenced to 40 years in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SARS Welcomes Sentencing of Rhino Poacher

    SAnews.gov.za, 9 November 2012

    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed the sentencing of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate kingpin and Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai. read more »

  • South Africa:  Konica Minolta Confirms Its Support for Rhino Conservation

    Biz-Community, 7 November 2012

    The WWF has welcomed a recent decision by Konica Minolta South Africa to renew its support for WWF's African Rhino Programme (ARP). Their support of rhino conservation work over ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Calls for Harsh Sentence for Poaching Kingpin

    SAnews.gov.za, 6 November 2012

    Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called for a strict sentence to be imposed on rhino poaching kingpin and Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai. read more »

  • Kenya:  Call to Give Harsher Punishment to Poachers

    The Star, 6 November 2012

    Top legal minds came together last Friday at a judicial discussion on the need to met out harsher penalties for wildlife-related crimes. read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Edna Molewa Urges the Court to Act Firmly On Rhino Poaching Syndicates (press release)

    South African Government, 6 November 2012

    The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa today called for a stricter sentence to be imposed on suspected rhino poaching kingpin, Thai national Mr Chumlong ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Update On Rhino Poaching Statistics (press release)

    South African Government, 30 October 2012

    A total of 488 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year. The total number of arrests in connection with rhino poaching now stands at 214. read more »

  • South Africa:  Suspected Rhino Poacher Arrested With Rhino Horn (press release)

    South African Government, 10 October 2012

    Police in Namakgale have arrested a 35-year-old Mozambican national after he was found in possession of a fresh rhino horn on Tuesday night. read more »

  • South Africa:  Suspected Poacher Fatally Wounded in Kruger Park

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 October 2012

    A suspected rhino poacher was fatally wounded in the Kruger National Park during an anti-poaching operation on Saturday evening. read more »

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