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Suspected rhino poacher out on bail

Jan 30 2012 9:25AM
Mpho DubeRhino poaching woes seem to be a never-ending tale.

The police’s organised crime unit members arrested Jan Louis Lessing, 58, manager of Entabeni Game Reserve at Naboomspruit, who was found was in possession of three rhino horns, four elephant tusks as well several fire-arms.

Lessing was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in Naboomspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. He was released on R3000 bail and the case was remanded to March 29 for further investigation.

Police spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said the arrest followed intensive investigation by the Hawks into unrelenting rhino poaching in the area.

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