Suspected rhino poachers stopped in their tracks in Limpopo
Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Ohrigstad, Limpopo.
Police received a tip-off that the trio were on their way to poach rhinos in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.
Police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe said on Tuesday that a search operation was put in place in Ohrigstad and soon afterwards officers stopped a Mazda with Mpumalanga registration plates.
Officers found an unlicensed firearm, a rifle, two hunting knives, an axe, a silencer, one Q20 lubricant spray, a spark plug spray and ammunition after searching the car.
The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, outside Malamulele in Limpopo, a man was arrested after being found in possession of a leopard skin, head and bones.