On Tuesday 10 January 2017 at approximately 16:10 members of Visible Policing at the Kuils River SAPS were doing patrols at Zevenwacht Mall in Kuils River. The officers pulled over a suspicious silver Mazda vehicle with dark tinted windows. Inside the vehicle were three occupants, aged 27, 32, and 58 respectively.
While searching inside the vehicle the members found one(1) x Rhino horn, 10 x Ivory balls and one(1) x lion tooth.
All three suspects were arrested and are currently being detained at Kuils River SAPS. The case is under investigation by the Kuils River Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit.
The suspects will appear in the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on 12 January 2017 on charges related to the possession of suspected Rhino horn and Ivory.
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