Poaching syndicate leader's assets attached

Police attach poaching syndicate leader Dawie Groenewald's property.

Stuffed animals in the home of rhino poaching accused Dawie Groenewald. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

LIMPOPO - Police officers, the Hawks and curators on Wednesday inspected the Musina game farm owned by alleged rhino syndicate kingpin Dawie Groenewald.

He faces almost 2,000 charges of racketeering involving rhino poaching and horn smuggling.

The Limpopo game farm will also form part of the asset seizure inventory.

Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said anything of value will be attached, including animals like rhino and springboks.

He said Groenewald's farm employs at least 40 people and officials will try and prevent any disruptions in daily activities.

Seven 4x4s were also recovered.

Officials are still looking for Groenewald's helicopter.