Three suspects arrested for dealing in rhino horns to appear in court

2019-03-11 08:44

Three suspects arrested by the Hawks for dealing in rhino horns are to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"The Hawks and their integrated partners remain committed in the fight against wildlife trafficking in South Africa and beyond.

"Bail will be opposed," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement on Monday.

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The suspects, aged between 32 and 35, were arrested on Saturday during a three-day operation between the Hawks, South African Police Services (SAPS) Special Task Force, SANParks and Tracker targeting the trafficking of rhino horns.

Five rhino horns, 14 pieces of abalone, three seahorses, two sea cucumbers, vehicles, and weighing and processing equipment worth a substantial amount were seized, said Mulaudzi.

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