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RUSTENBURG - Another man was arrested in connection with the illegal possession of lion meat and bones, North West police said on Tuesday.

"Michael Frederich Fourie, 42, the man who is currently renting the farm where the lions were allegedly slaughtered handed himself to the police today [Tuesday]. He joined the eight suspects, at the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court to face charges of illegal possession of game products and without a permit, carrying out restricted activities involving a specimen of a listed, threatened or protected species," spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said.

Louis Fouche, 22, Lourens Pretorious, 24, Mguyel Huu Son, 30, Tuan, 33, Dao Chanh, 38, Pham Khur, 56, Chanh, 56, and Quol Thang, 60, were arrested on  Sunday for the alleged illegal possession of game products.  

Their two cars were intersected on N12 and Dominionville while driving in a convoy headed to an unused farm in Mareetsane.   

Lion bones, lion meat, a tiger skin, gas cylinders, gas burners, containers, a saw, knives, and other equipment, believed to have been used to process the lion bones were discovered.

Their case was postponed to December 5 for bail.

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African News Agency (ANA)