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Rhino poacher gets 40 years

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Chumlong Lemtongthai (closest to camera) who pled guilty to organising bogus trophy hunts to sell rhino horns on the black market was sentenced to 40 years. File photo: Boxer Ngwenya

Johannesburg - A Thai national who pled guilty to organising bogus trophy hunts to sell rhino horns on the international black market was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Friday, according to a report.

Chumlong Lemtongthai received the unusually harsh sentence from a local magistrate court, EyeWitness News reported, amid a record number of rhino deaths this year. - Sapa-AFP


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