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GAUTENG – Six suspects aged between 28 and 42 are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Monday after they were arrested in a sting operation while in the process of looking for a buyer for a poached pangolin.

The group who has been charged for contravening the National Environmental Management Biodiversity (NEMBA) Act, was pounced upon on Thursday, 13 August at a lodge in Midrand, in an intelligence driven operation conducted by the Hawks’ Wildlife-Trafficking team together with Crime Intelligence and Benoni K9.

The scaly protected species which was still alive was found hidden in a cardboard box. All six suspects, five males and a female were immediately arrested and charged.