Cape ivory case postponed

2012-02-28 16:37
Cape Town - A case against two Chinese nationals accused of illegally possessing ivory was postponed by the Khayelitsha Regional Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Changsen Xiong, 41, and Xiaolin Xing, 51, would have until March 8 to obtain legal representation through attorney William Booth, said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.

He said Xiong abandoned his bail application. Xing's R70 000 bail was extended.

The men were arrested after the Hawks received information from the public about a foul smell emanating from a luxury flat in Cape Town and "strange activities" in a parking lot.

When the police investigated they found people cutting elephant tusks into small pieces, apparently to make jewellery.

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