16 April 2018

South Africa: Illegal Poachers Intercepted

press release

The South African Police Service is still winning the fight against illegal poaching wherever it manifests itself.

In Zebediela outside Lebowakgomo, three (03) suspects aged between 26 and 35 were arrested for illegal poaching in one of the local farms in the early hours of today, 16 April 2018 at about 02:00.

It is alleged that the farmer heard gun shots around the farm, he immediately contacted the Security Officer on duty and also summoned the Police.

The joint operation ensued until a Nissan NP 200 was found parked along the road and later, an unknown man emerged from the bushes and was nabbed. The police followed up information until two (02) of his accomplices were cornered and arrested.

The following items were recovered:

1 x spotlight,

01 x bush knife,

01 x rifle,

10 x rounds of ammunition,

01 x firearm licence,

01x NP 200 ,

01 x Kudu (dead with 02 gunshots ).

The suspects will appear before Magatle Magistrate Court soon.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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