The Police in Letsitele outside Tzaneen have arrested one suspect after he was found in possession of carcasses of protected animals at a local farm in the early hours of today, 26 July 2018.
It is alleged that the Security Officers at the farm along the R71 road were following up on information about the existence of poachers who were already on the farm.
They approached the vehicle and 06 (six) suspects got out and fled on foot to the nearby bushes, leaving behind the driver who drove away. A car chase ensued until the driver was arrested. The car was searched and two Impala carcasses were found hidden
The arrested suspect will appear before the Tzaneen Magistrate Court soon to face charges of illegal hunting meanwhile the manhunt is ongoing for the remaining suspects.
Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the remaining suspects, may contact Colonel Cecil Machimani at 082 451 7181 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the crime line sms 32211 or the nearest Police Station.
The Police investigations are still continuing.
Source: South African Police Service