Saturday, March 18, 2006

Police swoop on dealers in endangered cycads

Mpumalanga police have confirmed that 13 people have been arrested for the illegal possession of and dealing in endangered cycads. A policeman is among those arrested. The arrests were made near the Strydom Tunnel following months of investigations. Six of the thirteen suspects have been granted bail. The remainder have been denied bail as they have previous convictions. Police have warned that they intend coming down hard on those people who insist on threatening the endangered species in the province.


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