Suspect nabbed for possession of rhino horns in Limpopo (South Africa)

By November 19, 2019 Antipoaching
Times Live | November 16, 2019

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A 25-year-old man was arrested in Modimolle on Friday morning after being found in possession of two rhino horns, Limpopo police said.

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

Original photo as published by Times Live: A 25-year-old man was arrested in Modimolle on Friday morning after being found in possession of two rhino horns. (Image supplied by SAPS)

“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,” police said.

The suspect will appear in the Modimolle magistrate’s court on Monday, facing a charge of possession of rhino horns.

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