three suspects aged 39, 40 and 42 are expected to appear in the Bray Periodical Court for rhino poaching.
The suspects’ court appearance follows their arrest on Sunday, 22 January 2017 inside a private game farm in Mokopong. According to information available at this stage, police were called to the Game Farm after a dead rhino of which two horns had been removed was found. The police together with Game Rangers started to track the suspects by following the vehicle tyre marks. The effort became successful when the team spotted the suspects’ vehicle. That resulted in arrest of three male suspects, all of them Mozambican nationals who were found in possession a rifle and two rhino horns. Investigation into the matter continues.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane commended the police and game rangers for their team work that led to the arrest of the suspects.