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 […]

‘Musina Mafia’ arming poachers

9 July, 2010 Julian Rademeyer, Beeld Pretoria – Hunting rifles stolen in South Africa are being fitted with silencers and allegedly smuggled into Zimbabwe by a Musina hunter to be used in poaching rhino. A Beeld investigation reveals that ruthless South African hunters and safari-operators are plundering Zimbabwe’s wildlife stocks and making a killing from […]

Farm attack gun used for poaching

9 July, 2010 Julian Rademeyer, Beeld Johannesburg – A Winchester hunting rifle stolen during a violent farm attack in Limpopo has provided a vital link between the so-called “Musina mafia”, rhino poachers operating in southern Zimbabwe and criminal gangs trading in stolen weapons. The .375 rifle with the serial number G1179783 was seized by Zimbabwean […]

The “Musina Mafia”

Julian Rademeyer talks to Simon Gear of 50|50  about his investigations into a ruthless poacher, a farm attack and the cross-border smuggling of hunting rifles used to kill rhinos. Tweet