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Four Men Nabbed While Trying to Sell Two Pangolins for R200 000

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Four individuals, aged between 29 and 45, were apprehended by members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Mahikeng on May 30, 2023.

The arrest came after the suspects attempted to sell two Pangolins for R200,000-00.

Acting on information regarding the suspects’ search for potential buyers of the endangered species, the investigative team tracked them down to Mahikeng Mall.

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Four Men Nabbed While Trying to Sell Two Pangolins for R200 000

The quartet was caught in possession of the Pangolins at the scene.

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On June 1, 2023, the suspects will face charges of contravening the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 in front of the Mahikeng Magistrate’s Court.

Four Men Nabbed While Trying to Sell Two Pangolins for R200 000 

In the meantime, the rescued Pangolins have been transported to a Wildlife Veterinary Hospital, where they will receive appropriate care.

SA Trucker recently shared an undated picture of a pangolin to strike a conversation about the endangered species.

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Truckers are warned not to be tempted to keep pangolins if they happen to find them as they are an endangered species.

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