Chinese man nabbed with R3m in elephant tusks, other contraband

2016-05-07 22:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A Chinese national has been arrested in possession of elephant tusks, abalone, sea cucumber and various items of ivory jewellery in Alberton on Satuday, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Kgasago said the Erkurhuleni Metro Police Department drug enforcement unit members had acted on information provided by neighbours.

Kgasago said the metro police found 4kg of abalone, 6kg of sea cucumber, three elephant tusks and various items of ivory jewellery. 

"The elephant tusks were estimated to be worth approximately R3m, abalone R20 000, sea cucumber R15 000 and an assortment of drugs valued at R3000," Kgasago said. 

One vehicle was confirmed to be have been stolen in Sandton in 2010.

He said charges relating to Sea Fisheries Act were laid against the suspect as well as the possession of a stolen vehicle.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court soon.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.