3 suspects apprehended in Brits for having endangered pangolin in their possession

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MARIA NKABINDE FROM THE POLICE SAID THE TRIO WERE UNABLE TO TENDER an evidence CONCERNING T

Three suspects are arrested for the possession of a pangolin and are expected to return before the Brits Magistrate Court on Monday for contravening the Biodiversity Act.

North West police apprehended the suspects at a gasoline station in Brits while they discussed a few possible sale of the species .

Maria Nkabinde from the police said the trio were unable to tender an evidence concerning the possession of the animal.

“A tip-off was received from the non-profit organisation responisble for the combatting of the illegal trade of wildlife and species , the suspects were then arrested. The investigation into the matter continues.”

Pangolins are among the world’s most trafficked animal, with thousands of species caught and trapped per annum .

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