22 Rhino horns: Dealer nabbed at OR Tambo International Airport

South African Police Service

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22 Rhino horns: Dealer nabbed at OR Tambo International Airport. Photo: SAPS
22 Rhino horns: Dealer nabbed at OR Tambo International Airport. Photo: SAPS

A 38 year old man is expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 23 May 2019, for alleged illegal possession of rhino horns valued at a substantial amount of money.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation apprehended the suspect at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday 21 May 2019, whilst he was reportedly travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Twenty rhino horns weighing about 30kg were seized after they were found stashed in the suspect’s luggage.

He was arrested immediately and will be facing charges of possession of rhino horns and contravention of Section 57 of the National Environmental Management-Biodiversity (Nemba) Act.

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