Man arrested in possession of endangered species, Kuruman

South African Police Service

Man arrested in possession of endangered species, Kuruman
Man arrested in possession of endangered species, Kuruman. Photo: SAPS

Man in his 50’s is behind bars having been found in possession of 9 tortoise babies, lizard skin and Springbok horns. The suspect was searched while hitch hiking at a hiking spot on N14 in Kuruman and found in possession of the endangered species.

The suspect told the police upon questioning that he was en route to Lesotho. He is expected to appear before the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 30 December 2019, on a charge of possession of endangered species.

The Cluster Commander of the John Taolo Gaetsewe, Maj Gen Johan Bean applauded members of the Kimberley Highway Patrol for their vigilance which resulted in the arrest of the suspect.

Police investigation continues.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service