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Police hunt rhino poachers

2010-08-24 17:01

Polokwane - Police were on Tuesday looking for a gang of between five and eight men who shot dead two rhinoceros and removed their horns on a farm in Limpopo.

After the gang fled the scene on Monday afternoon the K9 police unit, trackers and the farming community launched a search, but were not successful, Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said.

The gang, armed with rifles and axes, assaulted and tied up two workers on the farm, between Mookgopong and Vaalwater, before going to the rhino enclosure.

After removing the horns, the gang ran to a car waiting nearby.