Succulent plant suspect arrested

The Public Order Police while executing operation "Vhuthu Hawe" actions received information about a suspect in transit with succulent plants from Pofadder and apprehended a 23 year old male. According to a police statement, the information was operationalised and a bus was searched on arrival at a garage in Springbok and endangered succulent plants valued more than R33 000 were found. The suspect was charged for possession of endangered species/plants and will appear in court soon. The Namakwa District Commissioner, Brigadier Schalk Andrews applauded the members for reacting fast on information provided by the public, citing that the protection of the environment is a police priority.

Journalist: Rodrick Titus

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