Man arrested with two rhino horns, Modimolle

South African Police Service

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Man arrested with two rhino horns, Modimolle. Photo: SAPS
Man arrested with two rhino horns, Modimolle. Photo: SAPS

In a relentless effort to fight against rhino poaching and to protect the endangered species, the South African Police Service in Modimolle arrested a 25 year old man on the morning of 15 November 2019, at about 10:00, after he was found in possession of two rhino horns.

The suspect was arrested during an intelligence led joint operation ” Loreal” comprising of the Modimolle Crime Intelligence Unit, members of Modimolle Crime Prevention and the Endangered Species Unit.

The Police acted on a tip-off from members of the community about a suspect carrying wild animal parts at a local filling station and immediately followed his movements.

The suspect was approached, searched and that’s when they discovered two rhino horns concealed in a plastic bag inside a bag pack. The horns are valued at about R210 000.

The suspect will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 18 November 2019, facing a charge of possession of rhino horns.

Police investigations are still continuing.

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