Four suspects aged between 24 and 30 were arrested in Giyani this week during a sting intelligent-driven joint operation alongside the Ngove road outside Giyani, reports Letaba Herald.
“During the arrest, one live pangolin was recovered wrapped with a cloth and it was immediately handed over to wildlife conservationists for safety,” Col Moatshe Ngeope said.
The suspects will appear before the Giyani Magistrate Court on a charge of possession of protected species.
Meanwhile, in the Tzaneen Policing area, three suspects aged between 25 and 35 were arrested in possession of a pangolin, which was also handed over to conservationists for safety.
The suspects will also appear before the Tzaneen Magistrate Court soon.
Police investigations are ongoing.