National 19.8.2016 04:33 pm

Rhino horn valued at R1.5m confiscated at OR Tambo

Rhino horns confisticated at OR Tambo.

Rhino horns confisticated at OR Tambo.

Drugs worth R700 000 were also found.

The Hawks at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday arrested a Chinese national who was found to be in possession of 10 rhino horns, 84 stick ornaments made out of rhino horns and 41 bangles with an estimated value of R1.5 million, Kempton Express reports.

The suspect, aged 48, was about to board a flight to Hong Kong when he was nabbed. He claimed to have acquired the rhino horns in Maputo, Mozambique.

He will face charges of trafficking in rhino horns when he appears in Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court on Monday next week .

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Still at OR Tambo International Airport, a Tanzanian national was arrested on Thursday with 10kg of ephedrine valued at about R700 000.

The 46-year-old man had just landed from Abu-Dhabi when his bag was searched, and two packets containing the drugs were found.

He will also appear in Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court on Monday on charges of dealing in drugs.

– Caxton News Service

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