Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Two men in custody for possession of rhino horns

Two suspected rhino poachers are at the centre of police investigations after they were found in possession of rhino horns.

Police are working around the clock to find out exactly in which part of the country these animals might have been killed.

The rhino population in Botswana is estimated to be less than 100.
According to information passed to The Telegraph, two men were arrested by the police in Gaborone after they were found with rhino horns last week.

It is alleged that some Chinese nationals are implicated in the poaching of rhinos poaching and police are following leads that may eventually lead to their arrest.

Speaking to The Telegraph this week, the police spokesperson, Superintendent Near Bagali, confirmed the arrests.

“Last week Thursday the police arrested two men, aged between 36 and 38, who were found with two rhino horns,” he said, adding that the case is new and police investigations are continuing.
Bagali said he could not state when the two suspects will appear in court because investigations are still ongoing.

He said the rhino horns will be subjected to some forensic examination so that investigators are 100 percent sure that they are indeed rhino horns.

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