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SAPS bust 2 men coming from Zimbabwe using a boat and this is what they found hidden in their bag

(Photo courtesy of the SAPS Facebook page) 

Two male suspects, ages 32 and 43, were apprehended by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Beitbridge bridge border line and are currently being held in custody. 

After receiving information that suspects are entering South Africa with protected species, the SAPS reportedly worked with the Crime Intelligence Unit, the STES Unit, the Beitbridge Task team, the South African National Defense Force, and the Wildlife Centre. 

After following up on this tip, police spotted the suspects using a boat to cross into South Africa from Zimbabwe, whereupon they were detained and subjected to a thorough search, during which time a pangolin and an elephant tusk worth R1 million were discovered in a bag they were carrying. 

The two suspects, ages 32 and 43, have been detained in jail since their arrest; they are scheduled to appear in court today, Monday, 21 November 2022, on charges of illegal possession of protected species and violation of the Immigration Act.


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