Man caught with rhino horns worth R7m
Johannesburg - A Vietnamese man has been arrested for possession of three rhino horns, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Monday.
The 25-year-old was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday when the horns were found in his luggage, spokesperson Adrian Lackay said.
The three horns weighed about 13.9kg in total and had an estimated street value of R7.05m.
The man was leaving South Africa when his bags were searched by the Hawks, Airports Company SA officials and Sars.
"The man has travelled to South Africa before and he was being closely monitored when he was arrested," said Lackay.
He was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.