It is said, you can run but you cannot hide, thats what happened to Suraj Rampersad who was on the run after obtaining his bail from a South African court in 2015.
Suraj Rampersad was arrested in November 2011 for possessing a Rhino horn and he was later released on bail in 2015, but he disappeared and failed to appear in court since his that time.
The warrant of arrest was issued and the South African Police launched a manhunt and he was re-arrested this week.
According to KwaZulu Natal Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said the suspect was re-arrested while withdrawing money at the ATM.
“The South African Police Services (SAPS) have been working around the clock tracing Suraj Rampersad, eventually he was traced in Newlands East where he was re-arrested while withdrawing cash from ATM,” said Zwane.
The suspect was expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate Court on Thursday to face four counts including illegal rhino hunting, fraud, and possession of rhino horn value at R100 000.
The investigating team was applauded by Major General Bhekinkosi Langa who is the Acting Provincial Commissioner (APC) for their effort in making sure that the culprit was brought back to court to answer charges leveled against him.