Shock waves are making their way through the Lowveld as a well-known local businessman and a Limpopo game farmer were arrested for the possession of 19 rhino horns in Mbombela today.
The Hawks confirmed the arrest and said the horns are estimated to be worth millions. The arrest was made late this afternoon in an operation driven by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in the Riverside area.
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The suspects are expected to make a court appearance either on Thursday or Friday.
They will be detained until then. Their identities are known to Lowvelder, but they cannot be named as they have yet to appear in court.
The Hawks confirmed that a full statement will be released tomorrow.
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