Three rhino poachers nabbed, Hoedspruit

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Three rhino poachers nabbed, Hoedspruit. Photo: SAPS
Three rhino poachers nabbed, Hoedspruit. Photo: SAPS

In a concerted effort to fight the scourge of crime by the Police in this Province, the crime fighting strategies including roadblocks and stop and searches are still yielding positive and meaningful results.

In the Hoedspruit Policing areas outside Phalaborwa, three suspected rhino poaching syndicate members have been arrested at a roadblock along the R40 route during the Provincial simultaneous Joint Operation Uya Pamwe as part of Operation Fiela II on Friday evening the 18th May 2018.

Upon searching the vehicle, over R200 000 in cash, an ear, a nose and a tail believed to be of a white rhino were found in possession of these suspects.

One of the suspects was found to be out on R5 000-00 bail recently on a rhino poaching related case.

The three suspects, aged, 25, 39 and 49 years will appear before the Hoedspruit Magistrate Court on Monday 21 May 2018.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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