Security operations have resulted in the arrest of several suspects for poaching after rhino horns and equipment were found in their possession.
Two men have been arrested for alleged possession of rhino horns in Marble Hall, near Groblersdal, Limpopo police said on Thursday.
They were arrested in the town on Wednesday afternoon after police were tipped off about two Ethiopians approaching a local farmer to sell the horns, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
Police stopped the two, aged 29 and 41, and searched their car. The horns were found in a black plastic bag and confiscated.
"Preliminary investigations have revealed that the two suspects are residing in Groblersdal and Marble Hall," said Mulaudzi.
In Mpumalanga, eight people have been arrested for rhino poaching in, SA National Parks (SANParks) said.
Five suspected poachers were arrested on Wednesday en route to Timbavati Private Game Reserve, said spokesperson Paul Daphne in a statement. More....