Last week #702Breakfast spoke to Rhino 911 conservationist and lion breeder Adam Fowles about how poachers get lion body parts.
The police have made arrests, four suspects have been apprehended for allegedly trying to sell lion paws.
The accused are expected to apply for bail at the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court in the North West.
Bongani Bingwa chats to North West Hawks spokesperson captain Tlangelani Rikhotso to weigh in on the matter.
Four suspects tried to sell lion paws to an undercover agent. We then arrested the four suspect and that arrest led to another arrest the following day where suspects in possession of lion bones were arrested. In a space of two days we arrested four suspects in connection with lion bones and paws.— Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso, Spokesperson - North West Hawks
The suspects are facing charges of contravening the National Environment Management-Biodiversity Act, she explains.
Listen below to the full conversation: