Two men appear in Mpumalanga court after R2.6m rhino horn bust

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Two men accused of trafficking rhino horn worth about R2.6 million have appeared in court.
Two men accused of trafficking rhino horn worth about R2.6 million have appeared in court.
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Two men accused of trafficking rhino horn worth about R2.6 million appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Schalk Steyn, 48, and Johannes Groenewald, 53, were arrested on Wednesday while allegedly transporting 19 rhino horns in two bakkies.

"The pair was arrested during a multi-disciplinary operation conducted by the Hawks' Organised Crime Investigation unit, Wildlife Trafficking Counter-Intelligence and private sector to curb wildlife trafficking," Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

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