R6m horn bust

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

SARS cus­toms of­fi­cials in­ter­cepted a sus­pi­cious bag with 28.76kg of rhino horn val­ued at al­most R6 mil­lion at OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Wed­nes­day.

On in­spec­tion, they found five rhino horns con­cealed in hard wax moulds wrapped in pa­per. The pas­sen­ger and the goods were handed over to po­lice.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, cus­toms of­fi­cials found coun­ter­feit de­signer la­bel clothes val­ued at R1.4m and des­tined for Hong Kong in a cargo shed at OR Tambo. – ANA

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