Two Men Arrested in Possession of Lion Paws in Rusternburg

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Court appearance of two suspects alleged to be between 41 and 51 years who were caught in possession of lion paws trying to sell them in Rusternburg.

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The suspects were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation assisted by members of Crime Intelligence in a sting operation on Monday after being informed about the suspects.

An official then went undercover pretending to be a buyer where an offer of R 300 000.00 for these lion paws was made to him.

Suspects are set to face charges of contravening the National Environment Management-Biodiversity (NEMBA) Act at Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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