On the 22nd of September 22.1 immediate statement was produced by the SABC News which showed that no one is safe from criminals who are haunting South African citizens. In the Free State Province, law enforcement agents suffered the wrath of an attack by a group of dangerous criminals. These dangerous criminals were carrying out a poarching mission at one game park. They were hunting for rhinos as they sought to get the rhino horns.
A team of police officers got involved in a massive shootout with the suspects and it was sad to note that one member was left badly wounded.
A rhino horn can reward you with a handsome pay cheque on the international market. With the high levels of unemployment in South Africa coupled with the high number of illegal firearms, there has been a sharp increase in poarching. This is made worse by our porous national borders where so many illicit goods are smuggled. Criminals know for sure that they have an easy passage out of the country while others bring in products which can cause great harm to the nation.
With this high level of lawlessness prevailing, the police officers in this country are seen as too relaxed to deal with crime. What happened today showed where the nation is heading to.
A manhunt has since been launched by the police as they seek to apprehend the suspects who were carrying out this poaching mission. During todays unsuccessful operation by the police, it was sad that none of the thugs got arrested.
The news was shared by SAFM News through a tweet which read, "A police official has been wounded in a shootout during a rhino poaching incident in Vredefort in the Free State."
Law enforcement agents are seeking for assistance from members of the public who might have information on the whereabouts of the suspects. Those who have information on the incident may report to the nearest police station or call on the Crime Stop number which is 08600 10111. An alternative method to make a report is send information through the Mysaps mobile application.
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