Port Alfred SAPS arrests alleged poachers near Fish River light house


IN the early hours of Monday morning, Warrant Officer Tertius Neethling stopped a white Toyota Corolla on the Shaw Park Road near the Fish River lighthouse.  Neethling did a search of the vehicle and found two warthogs in the boot of the car as well as two suspects and five alleged hunting dogs.

THE LOOT: SAPS seized the remains of two warthogs in the boot of a white Toyota Corolla in the early hours of Monday morning. Two suspects were arrested and five dogs handed over to the Port Alfred SPCA

 “This is excellent work by W /O Neethling of the Port Alfred dog unit. [The] dogs [were] handed in at the SPCA. Thanks Anel,” said Dudley Waters from Panther Farm Security.

According to Waters, the suspects have been charged.

“We have been having major problems in the Riet [River] and Kleinemonde valleys and its difficult to apprehend these poachers, and even more so when they get dropped off and fetched,” said Waters.

See the full story in this week’s TotT, out on Thursday.



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