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Hoedspruit: Balule teams bust three suspected rhino poachers

“No rhino loss with this incursion, and three suspects behind bars!”

“No rhino loss with this incursion, and three suspects behind bars!”

Three suspected rhino poachers were apprehended on Balule Nature Reserve on Tuesday morning after a well coordinated effort between numerous anti-poaching, security, aviation and policing personnel took place through the night.

According to SAPS, they were arrested and suspicions are that they intended to poach rhino. They appeared in the Hoedspruit Periodical Court on Wednesday morning and will appear again on Monday, November 19. They were not granted bail.

They were charged with the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and trespassing. The three men were named as Lodrick Mashabane (26), Vusi Nkuna (32) and Eucant Ndlovu (34).

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