Two Suspected Poachers Arrested in Bela Bela

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Two suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Bela Bela, Limpopo, police said on Thursday.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said they were caught on a private game reserve on Wednesday.

"The suspects, aged 33 and 61, are from Donkerhoek, near Pretoria," said Mulaudzi.

They were found in possession of a .300 Winchester hunting rifle, an axe and two knives.

The men would appear in the Bela Bela Regional Court on Friday, when they were expected to face charges of illegal hunting of protected game and the possession of an unlicensed firearm.

"The arrest of these two takes the toll of suspected rhino poachers

arrested in February alone to 15," said Mulaudzi.

Earlier in the month, three people were arrested at Nwanedi Game Reserve.

At Letaba Ranch, police cornered five suspected poachers. Two were arrested, while the other three were shot dead.

Last week, five others were arrested in Phalaborwa.

In these arrests, police confiscated four unlicensed hunting rifles, one AK-47, a pistol, three knives and two vehicles.

"All suspects are still in custody," said Mulaudzi.


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Date : 28 Feb 2013 15:47
 

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Rhino Poaching Case Postponed

Two suspected rhino poachers appeared in the Bela Bela Regional Court in Limpopo on Friday, police said.

"That case has been postponed to March 5 [Tuesday]. They are still in police custody," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

The two men, aged 33 and 61, from Donkerhoek near Pretoria, were arrested on Wednesday in a private game reserve.

They were found in possession of a .300 Winchester hunting rifle, an axe, and two knives.

The men are facing charges of illegally hunting protected game and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

On Wednesday, Mulaudzi said the arrest of these two took the toll of suspected rhino poachers apprehended in February to 15.

Three people were arrested at Nwanedi Game Reserve. At Letaba Ranch, police cornered five suspected poachers.

Two were arrested, while the other three were shot dead.

Last week, five others were arrested in Phalaborwa.

In these arrests, police confiscated four unlicensed hunting rifles, one AK-47, a pistol, three knives, and two vehicles.


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Date : 01 Mar 2013 16:06
 
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