27 November 2004

Operation Neptune back in full swing

Police appear set to continue with the anti-poaching unit Operation Neptune in the Southern Cape until the end of March.

This comes after the Cape Times ran articles on Monday about Operation Neptune's decision to pull out at the end of this month. With such a pull-out, perlemoen poaching at the behest of Chinese Triads and other crime syndicates could have rocketed.

The department of environment's marine and coastal management (MCM) and the Overstrand municipality's nature conservation department said on Thursday that there had been discussions with police and it had been resolved that Operation Neptune would stay in force until the end of March.

Source: www.iol.co.za


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