Maria Nkabinde from the police mentioned the trio had been unable to tender an evidence in regards to the possession of the animal
Three suspects have been arrested for the possession of a pangolin and are anticipated to come back earlier than the Brits Justice of the Peace Court docket on Monday for contravening the Biodiversity Act.
North West police apprehended the suspects at a filling station in Brits whereas they mentioned a few doable sale of the endangered species.
Maria Nkabinde from the police mentioned the trio had been unable to tender an evidence in regards to the possession of the animal.
“A tip-off was acquired from the non-profit organisation responisble for the combatting of the unlawful commerce of wildlife and endangered species, the suspects had been then arrested. The investigation into the matter continues.”
Pangolins are among the many world’s most trafficked animal, with 1000’s of species caught and trapped yearly.
#sapsNW Three suspects aged between 22 & 35 are anticipated to seem earlier than the Brits Magistrates’ Court docket on Monday following their arrest on Friday at a filling station close to Alpha Crossing in Brits, for possession of a #pangolin. MLhttps://t.co/U0Oy0o2J8n pic.twitter.com/gqnkV7jUg2
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) September 12, 2020