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Wanted Rhino Poachers Arrested

Wanted Rhino Poachers Arrested

OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL5 OCTOBER 2019WANTED RHINO POACHERS ARRESTED   DURBAN – Five wanted rhino poachers have been arrested during a joint operation by various police units in the province. The arrested suspects aged between 29 and 52 appeared in the Ngwelezane Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 4 October 2019 facing charges for rhino

OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL
5 OCTOBER 2019
WANTED RHINO POACHERS ARRESTED  

DURBAN – Five wanted rhino poachers have been arrested during a joint operation by various police units in the province. The arrested suspects aged between 29 and 52 appeared in the Ngwelezane Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 4 October 2019 facing charges for rhino poaching. They were remanded in custody until 11 October 2019 for bail application.

The Provincial Stock Theft and Endangered Species Project Team in conjunction with Crime Intelligence and the Tactical Response Team followed up intelligence with regards to wanted rhino poaching suspects at Hazyview in Mpumalanga province. The police officers were armed with warrants of arrest for the men after they were linked to rhino poaching by means of forensic and ballistics.

They were linked to cases reported at Ntambanana and Esikhaleni in KwaZulu-Natal during 2018 where they killed rhinos and remove their horns. During their arrests, two rifles were seized which were suspected to be used during the killing of rhinos. 

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane

KZN Provincial Communications

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