Pangolin saved during poaching syndicate interception in Makhado

LIMPOPO – According to police spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, a joint intelligent driven operation was conducted in Makhado, where two suspects aged 35 and 42-years-old, were arrested for possession of a protected species, a Pangolin.

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During the arrest, a Toyota Hilux bakkie which was used to transport this animal, was also seized.

“Members of the operation followed up on a tip off from the community, which led to the arrest of the suspects at a parking bay within the CBD,”he said.

The suspects will appear before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 12 April, on possession of protected species.

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