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 .
HE POSSESSION OF THE ANIMAL
#sapsNW Three suspects aged between 22 & 35 are expected to appear before the Brits Magistrates' Court on Monday following their arrest on Friday at a filling station near Alpha Crossing in Brits, for possession of a #pangolin. MLhttps://t.co/U0Oy0o2J8n pic.twitter.com/gqnkV7jUg2
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