Breaking! Seven Suspects Arrested In South Africa For Possession Of Rhino Horns

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As part of strengthening the fight against rhino poaching and protecting endangered species, the Kuruman Flying Squad and Stock Theft Units arrested seven suspects, including two Chinese nationals, for possession and dealing in rhino horn.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) released a statement confirming the news in which Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri also “applauded the members for the vigilance and commitment displayed in ensuring that criminals face the might of the law.”

The members had been conducting their routine patrols when they noticed two suspicious vehicles.

One car left the scene immediately leaving behind another with three male occupants who were subsequently searched and questioned.

Further investigation revealed that the occupants were dealing in rhino horns and pictures of the horns were found on their cellphones.

The police members immediately activated Vryburg police to be on the look-out for the other car while the three males were arrested for dealing in rhino horns.

The second car was stopped at Vryburg and upon searching it, two rhino horns were discovered.

The three female and one male occupant of that vehicle were also arrested.

The suspects, who range from between 27-years-old to 50-years-old, are expected to appear before court.

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