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SA: Rhino Horn Pieces Found In Boxes Of Chocolate At Airport

SA: Rhino Horn Pieces Found In Boxes Of Chocolate At Airport

A 46-year-old man was arrested by the Hawks at OR Tambo International Airport after he was found in possession of six pieces of rhino horn stashed inside two boxes of chocolate hidden under the driver seat of his vehicle.

Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Philani Nkwalase on Friday said:

Members of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team as well as officials from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment were summoned to the crime scene when the security officer operating scanners at the airport alerted the relevant authorities upon detecting a suspicious parcel.

Upon examining the parcel, the team found six pieces of rhino horn inside two chocolates boxes of Lunch Bar.

A thorough investigation by the Hawks led to the arrest of the suspect and an undisclosed amount of money was found hidden under the driver seat of his vehicle.

The  man was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for contravention of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004.

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6 Comments

Tkt 4 months ago

Pliz pindula why are you giving us news that have nothing to do with our nation. Better be sport than anything that has nothing to do with Zim & its nationals including those in the diaspora


04 4 months ago

Chaipa chii apa wamanikidzwa kuverenga here , kana usngadi rega vanoda vaverenge. Ndiwe ani iwe unodza pindula yedu news dzekunyora

Kodzo 4 months ago

Siyanai nemadhiri veduwee.
How much was under the seat.
This cash will not reach the court yakakwana I tell you kkkkk


Ngiroz yehondo 4 months ago

Anoda shamhu ine munyu


ED2(for Edson) 4 months ago

Kana abuda ngaabike doro


Gogodera 4 months ago

Munyama



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