FOUR MORE SUSPECTS BUST IN POSSESSION OF A PANGOLIN

FOUR MORE SUSPECTS BUST IN POSSESSION OF A PANGOLIN

NORTH WEST – Four more suspects aged between 43 and 59 were arrested in Vryburg on 02 June 2023, after being found in possession of a Pangolin.

It is alleged that the suspects were headed to Mahikeng to meet a buyer for a Pangolin that they were selling for R60 000, when they were stopped by members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation and members of SAPS Tactical Response Team along Vryburg road.

In the boot of the vehicle, the team found a bag containing a Pangolin. The vehicle was seized for further investigation and the Pangolin was handed over to members of Nature Conservation.

The suspects will appear before Mmabatho Magistrate’s Court on 05 June 2023 for contravention of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004.

Meanwhile, the case against Teboho Kodwa (28), Deon Mubhada (33) Kabelo Batsi (36) and Lesego Siana (45), who were arrested in possession of two Pangolins in Mahikeng has been adjourned to 06 June 2023

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