Northern Cape – Two arrested for dealing in protected plants

Joint operation of Springbok Stock Theft and Endangerex Species Unit, Springbok K9, Springbok POP and Namakwa Crime Intelligence led to the arrest of two male suspects.

The two suspects were arrested in connection with dealing in protected plants.

The suspects were found in possession of conophytum pageae plants in Springbok valued at about R200 000, 00. The suspects were arrested this morning, 18 October at about 02:00.

The VW Jetta car was confiscated as it was used in the transportation of endangered plants.

The suspects are expected to appear before the Springbok Magistrates court tomorrow, 19 October 2020.

Police investigations are continuing.

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