[gauteng] - Eight arrested for possession of lion bones, meat and tiger skin

  |   Sowetonews / Vereenigingnews / Johannesburgnews

Eight suspects have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of lion bones, meat and tiger skin.

The suspects, two South Africans and six foreign nationals aged between 22 years-old and 60 years-old, were arrested by the Hawks’ North West Serious Organised Crime Unit with the assistance of the Crime intelligence, Klerksdorp Tactical Response Team (TRT), Potchefstroom Flying Squad and the Department of Nature Conservation.

Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said the operation leading to the arrests had been happening for some time.

“The team intercepted two vehicles at the intersection of N12 and Dominionville, Klerksdorp, driving in a convoy headed to an unused farm in Mareetsane....

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