Browsing the archives for the Marnus Steyl tag

South Africa: Steyl-Lemtongthai Rhino Horn Syndicate Case Postponed

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The South African rhino horn syndicate case involving game farmer Marnus Steyl, professional hunter Harry Claassens, and Thai nationals Chumlong Lemtongthai, Punpitak Chunchom, and Tool Sriton has been postponed until November 5th.

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South Africa: Lawyers for Rhino Horn Syndicate Expected to Ask for Case to Be Thrown Out

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Will another opportunity to close down a rhino horn syndicate be lost in a South African courtroom?

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South Africa: Yet Another Alleged Rhino Horn Syndicate Case Postponed in Court

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The case against a “suspected” rhino horn (and lion bone) syndicate — Marnus Steyl and company — has been postponed, much like the trials of several other “alleged” rhino crime rings in South Africa. Sarah PappinI am a writer for Saving Rhinos, as well as for her sister blog, Project Pangolin. You may know me […]

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South Africa: Another Safari Operator Arrested, Linked to Thai Rhino Horn Syndicate

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South African Revenue Service (SARS) officers have arrested professional hunter Harry Claassens in connection with the rhino horn syndicate involving game farmer Marnus Steyl and Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai.

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The Lion Bone’s Connected to the … Rhino Horn?

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International concern is growing around South African game industry insiders who are dabbling in illicit rhino horn and lion bone trade.

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Trophy Hunt Scam: Another Thai National Arrested in Rhino Horn ‘Prostitute’ Case

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A Thai national identified as Tool Sriton has reportedly been arrested in connection with the rhino horn laundering scheme involving Marnus Steyl, Chumlong Lemtongthai, and Punpitak Chunchom.

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South African Hunting Safari Operator Linked to Illegal Rhino Horn Trade and Thai Strippers

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It was revealed today by a South African media investigation that safari operator Marnus Steyl is believed to be a major player in the rhino horn trading racket involving Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai. As part of the scam, young women from Thailand were reportedly trafficked into South Africa to pose as “rhino hunters” and to work in “brothels and strip clubs”.

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