Rhino horn kingpin sentenced to 40 years in prison

A key figure in an international rhino horn trafficking syndicate, Chumlong Lemtongthai, has been sentenced to an effective 40 years imprisonment by a regional court magistrate in South Africa. Read “Killing for Profit” for the inside story on the activities of Lemtongthai, South african game farmer Marnus Steyl and the Xaysavang syndicate.

Devastating video footage of a rhino hunt involving Chumlong and Steyl has also emerged today. Read my story in the Mail & Guardian:  and watch the video. (Be warned; it is disturbing)

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