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Wednesday
Apr012009

Lion and rhino parts found in South Africa

A man, believed to be Vietnamese, has been arrested in Pretoria after 13 lion heads and parts of rhinos were found by police at his luxury home, reports Pretoria News

A real horror story
Pretoria News
1 April 2009


A suspected smuggler living in an upmarket Pretoria suburb has been arrested for allegedly slaughtering lions and rhinos at his luxury home.

Police made the discovery on Tuesday after city officials received a tip-off that wild animals were being killed and chopped up at the man's Brooklyn home.

It is believed the man is living in the country illegally and is thought to have been found with fake residency documents.

Detectives from the SAPS crime intelligence gathering unit, along with members of the Tshwane Metro Police, the city's agriculture and environment management office and the Environment and Tourism Affairs Department's Green Scorpions, raided the home and recovered dozens of animal skulls, bones and teeth.

More at: http://www.pretorianews.co.za/?fSectionId=&fArticleId=vn20090401060843783C121325

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