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Man in court for allegedly trying to sell pangolin for R200,000

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A man accused of being in the illegal possession of a pangolin was released on a warning after appearing in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

An accused suspected of being in the illegal possession of a pangolin has been released on a warning after appearing in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Picture: Supplied
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A MAN accused of being in the illegal possession of a pangolin was released on a warning after appearing in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Hawks Northern Cape provincial spokesperson Nonthandzao Mnisi said the accused, Sipho Bosman, 25, was charged with being in possession of an endangered species in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004.

Mnisi said the accused was arrested on October 1 after information surfaced about someone who was allegedly selling a pangolin for R200,000.

“A sting operation was conducted by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team, with the assistance of the SAPS Stock Theft Unit and the Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC), which resulted in the suspect being arrested after he was found in possession of the said pangolin.”

Mnisi said the case was postponed to October 26 and the accused was released on a warning.

An accused suspected of being in the illegal possession of a pangolin has been released on a warning after appearing in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Picture: Supplied
Pictures: Supplied
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