Three Rhino poachers arrested in Limpopo

In yet another successful operation, three suspected rhino poachers were arrested before they were able to shoot and dehorn a rhino on a farm in the Marken area of the province.

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The suspects were arrested on Sunday afternoon after police followed up information about a possible attack on the animals on the farm.

The Police, members of a security company as well as the owner of the farm conducted surveillance of the area for several hours when a vehicle was spotted offloading two suspects and them entering the farm on foot.

The suspected poachers were followed for a short distance before they were arrested. In the process the police confiscated a hunting rifle, silencer and an axe.

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The driver of the vehicle was arrested during a follow-up operation and the vehicle confiscated.

The suspects face charges of conspiracy to commit rhino poaching, as well as the possession of unlawful fire-arm and ammunition.

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