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Nieuwoudtville police arrests poachers with protected plants worth R3,5 million.

The Nieuwoudtville SAPS followed up on information regarding protected plant poaching and pounced on three male suspects in possession of protected plants worth R3,5 Million.

On Tuesday, 06 February 2024 the Nieuwoudtville SAPS Visible Policing, Nieuwoudtville Detectives and the Oorlogskloof Nature Conservation personnel caught the suspects red-handed with 518 Clavias Maribilius plants and 29 Clavias Maribilius seeds with a street value of R3 506 000 in Nieuwoudtville.

The suspects are 23, 41 and 47 years old, respectively and will appear in the Calvinia Magistrate Court soon.

“The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola commended the Nieuwoudtville SAPS, the Oorlogskloof Nature Conservation and the community for the outstanding success. Gen Otola reiterated that robust community participation in the fight against crime is key and police, together with communities can and will win the fights against criminality”.

SAPS Newsroom

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