Members of the Environment Affairs collaborated with police to reclaim the protection of the animals from criminals. Police have been following information of animal skins sold in Faraday on Friday 5 July 2019. The team operationalised information received from the community of Johannesburg that suspects are killing animals and the skin is sold in Faraday.
Police recovered different kind of animal skins such as lions, tigers, snakes, crocodile and many more. Two suspects were arrested for possession of illicit animals’ skin. One of the suspects was also found in possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition
Gauteng Provincial management has urged members of the public to sustain the vigour with which they have come forward to report crime as police continue to work hard to restore public confidence.
Crime can be reported, anonymously if needs be, by visiting a nearby police station or calling the Crime Stop Number 08600 10111.
The arrested suspects will appear in Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday 8 July 2019.
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