Dealing in elephant tusks, Hawks arrest three suspects, Kempton Park

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Dealing in elephant tusks, Hawks arrest three suspects, Kempton Park
Dealing in elephant tusks, Hawks arrest three suspects, Kempton Park

Three suspects are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 11 April 2019, after they were arrested by Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit on Tuesday following a sting operation.

The team swiftly apprehended the unsuspecting trio in the vicinity of the Festival Mall in Kempton Park following a tip-off from members of the public that they were peddling two elephant tusks for R150 000.

The three aged 28, 37, and 39 are expected to appear before the Kempton Park court on Thursday to face charges of possession and dealing in elephant tusks in Contravention of Section 57 of the National Environmental Management-Biodiversity (Nemba) Act 57 of 2009.

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