On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, Hawks members from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Hluhluwe Rhino Anti-Poaching Team arrested three suspects aged between 27 and 33 for possession of rhino horn at Bhambanana area in Ingwavuma.
Police received information about suspects who were selling rhino horn in the area.
A joint operation was conducted and members spotted the vehicle, fitting the description. Members stopped the vehicle and a search was conducted, upon searching, a rhino horn valued at approximately R500 000.00 was found.
The suspects were arrested and charged for possession of presumably stolen property. They are expected to appear in the Ingwavuma Magistrates Court.