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26kg Of Rhino Horn Destined For Singapore Found In Hand Luggage

26kg Of Rhino Horn Destined For Singapore Found In Hand Luggage…  Gauteng police arrested a 42-year-old man and seized a number of rhino horns weighing 26kg at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday afternoon.

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26kg Of Rhino Horn Destined For Singapore Found In Hand Luggage

 

“About 12:36 on Thursday afternoon, a security official at the airport alerted police to suspicious-looking items in hand luggage that had been carried by a man destined for Singapore,” police spokesperson Col Athlenda Mathe said.

She said upon further investigation and interrogation of the suspect, police found the rhino horns.

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Two cellphones found in the possession of the suspect were confiscated.

The man will appear before the Kempton Park magistrate’s court on Monday to face a  charge of contravening the Biodiversity Act,  which prohibits illegal trade in rhino horn.

 

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