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Poachers Found With Rhino Horn Worth US$120 000

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the arrest of three Bulawayo men for possession of a rhinoceros horn valued at US$120 000.

Said the police in a statement:

The ZRP confirms the arrest of Mpumelelo Moyo (44), Bongani Akim Zwelibanzi Gazi and Mbonisi Ndlovu for possession of a specially protected animal trophy on 12/10/21.

The suspects were found with a rhinoceros horn measuring 20 centimetres and weighing about 6.5 kgs valued at US$ 120 000 in Southworld, Byo.

Poaching has been rampant for years in the country and perpetrators risk imprisonment.

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The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management (ZIMPARKS) last year Zimbabwe said poaching had drastically dropped from about 400 to 12-18 elephants lately.

ZIMPARKS warned that anti-poachers would not hesitate to kill poachers found with firearms since they are also trying to kill the rangers.

-PindulaNews

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