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Two Men Arrested With Rhino Horns and Stolen Rifle After High-Speed Chase

According to Lt-Col Nqobile Gwala, a spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal police, the vehicle was eventually intercepted near Klipfontein Dam.

Two men are set to face charges in the Vryheid magistrate’s court after being apprehended with two rhino horns and a stolen rifle concealed in the engine compartment of their vehicle.

The KwaZulu-Natal police took action based on information received about the suspects and spotted their car on the R34 road heading towards Vryheid, prompting a high-speed chase.

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According to Lt-Col Nqobile Gwala, a spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal police, the vehicle was eventually intercepted near Klipfontein Dam.

Upon searching the car, officers discovered a rifle hidden in the engine compartment, along with two rhino horns wrapped in black plastic. Additionally, the carcass of a rhino was found at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

Further investigation revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen in Kabega Park, Gqeberha, located in the Eastern Cape.

Lt-Col Gwala also disclosed that the 51-year-old suspect was on parole for previous charges of attempted murder and robbery in Camperdown. The other suspect is wanted for criminal activities committed in different provinces.

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The two suspects were scheduled to appear in court on Friday to face charges related to the possession of illegal rhino horns, the theft of a firearm, and potentially other crimes.

The arrest and subsequent court proceedings highlight the ongoing efforts to combat rhino poaching and illegal wildlife trade in South Africa.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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