Mandla Mashele, 37, and Kelvin Malapane, 30, have been arrested over suspected ties to a rhino poaching syndicate operating in Gauteng, South Africa. The Hawks' Colonel Johan Jooste said this "paradigm shift" will greatly disrupt the supply chain of poached rhino horn from the Kruger National Park.
Minister Edna Molewa Welcomes Arrest of Alleged Rhino Poachers
Govt of SA, 6 June 2018
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has hailed the arrest of two people in Gauteng for allegedly dealing in rhino horn as an affirmation of the need for greater… Read more »
'Breakthrough' - Police Unit Nabs Alleged Gauteng Rhino Poaching Kingpins
News24Wire, 5 June 2018
The Hawks have announced a significant breakthrough in a two-year long operation that led to the arrest of two men suspected of being kingpins in a rhino poaching syndicate… Read more »
Supply Chain of Horn From Kruger Park Disrupted - Investigators
Daily Maverick, 6 June 2018
In 2017, 504 rhinos were poached from the Kruger National Park. Announcing a breakthrough on Tuesday, the Hawks said two accused, alleged to be kingpins in the movement of rhino… Read more »
Rhinos (file photo).
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