Vietnamese four told to leave country

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Four Vietnamese men who were involved in the slaughtering and trafficking of lion bones, skin and meat were slapped with hefty fines and ordered to leave the country.

Mguyel Huu Son (30), NguyenTaun (33), Dao Thang (38) and Pham Kur (56), were declared undesirable persons and ordered to leave the country at their own cost. They were arrested for illegal possession of game products on 26 November 2018 outside Klerksdorp. The Vietnamese men were denied bail and were in jail since their arrest.

The case against three South Africans who were arrested with them, Louis Fouche (22), Lourens Pretorius (24) and Michael Frederich Fourie (42) will continue on 23 July in the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court. They are on bail of R10 000 each.

Capt Tlangelani Rikotso, spokesperson of the Hawks in North West, said in a statement that the Vietnamese men reached a sentence agreement with the state. They were fined between R8 000 and R50 000 each and had to pay the money to avoid jail time.

Charges were dropped against Pham Xuan Chanh (56) and Quol Thang (60) and they were released.


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