Seventeen sizable rhino horns confiscated and suspect sought

GAUTENG – A multi-disciplinary approach driven operation by Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Crime Intelligence, Customs, and Environmental Affairs resulted to a valuable seizure of seventeen rhino horns at a warehouse in Kempton Park yesterday.

Authorities received intelligence regarding a suspicious consignment dropped off at a warehouse in a crate declared as chicken food mixture destined for Kuala Lumpur.

Upon searching the consignment, authorities found a large blue geyser and discovered seventeen big and small rhino horns weighing about 72.40kg wrapped in foil.

Police are following on information regarding the suspect’s identity.


Source: South African Police Service

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