Mozambican father, son in court for possession of rhino horns, shark fins

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The father and son duo, Alberto Ernesto Nharreluga (47) and Alberto Erneto Nharreluga Jnr (27) were arrested in April 2019 after being found in possession of two rhino horns and shark fins. (Supplied: SAPS)
The father and son duo, Alberto Ernesto Nharreluga (47) and Alberto Erneto Nharreluga Jnr (27) were arrested in April 2019 after being found in possession of two rhino horns and shark fins. (Supplied: SAPS)
  • Alberto Ernesto Nharrelug and Alberto Erneto Nharreluga Junior were arrested in April 2019.
  • They are facing charges of the possession of endangered species and corruption.
  • The two were arrested by members of the Flying Squad.

The case against a Mozambican father and son found in possession of rhino horns and shark fins was postponed to 28 October.

The two Mozambican nationals are expected to stand trial in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court.

Alberto Ernesto Nharreluga, 47, and Alberto Erneto Nharreluga Junior, 27, were arrested in April 2019. 

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Police spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said the rhino horns and shark fins were found by members of the Flying Squad on the N4 next to Belfast hidden inside the suspects' vehicle.

The two men were travelling from Mozambique to Gauteng when they were stopped by the police.

"During their arrest, the suspects tried to entice the police officials with a kickback but failed. The Serious Corruption Investigation members were alerted and they processed the crime scene and charged the suspects with possession of endangered species and an additional corruption charge.

"Last week, the Nharrelugas attempted to apply for bail but their effort was unsuccessful," she added.

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