RHINO HORN SMUGGLER ARRESTED

GAUTENG – A 43 year old man is expected to appear before the Boksburg Magistrates Court today for alleged illegal possession of rhino horns.

The suspect was arrested on Monday on the R21 towards the OR International Airport by the Ekurhuleni Tactical Response Team and Benoni Flying Squad in possession of two rhino horns with an approximate value of R1.8 million. The police also seized a vehicle that was being used by the suspect.

He will be charged with possession of rhino horns and contravention of Section 57 of the National Environmental Management-Biodiversity (Nemba) Act 57 of 2009.