China returns poached rhino horns

Johannesburg – An agreement between the South African Government and People’s Republic of China in committing to fight the illegal exploitation of wildlife crime has yielded positive results, with the return of poached rhino horn and elephant ivory back to South Africa. A consignment of 33 rhino horns and a large number of elephant ivory … Continue reading “China returns poached rhino horns”

R5 million in cash and 10 rhino horns recovered

Pretoria – Police have recovered 10 rhino horns and about R5 million in cash during a raid in Bedfordview on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Colonel Vish Naidoo said the joint operation between SAPS, Ekurhuleni Metro Police and Home Affairs took place at a flat in Regent Road. Apart from the rhino horns and cash, an elephant … Continue reading “R5 million in cash and 10 rhino horns recovered”

No translator for suspected horn smugglers

Pretoria – The two Vietnamese nationals arrested at OR Tambo International Airport last Thursday with ivory and rhino horns will remain in police custody until a translator is found. Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spokesperson, Andile Gumede, said the two were arrested after x-ray scanners at the airport showed possible rhino horns in … Continue reading “No translator for suspected horn smugglers”