Kempton Express (South Africa)

Three nabbed with elephant tusks near Festival Mall

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Three suspects are expected to appear in Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after they were arrested by the Hawks’ serious organised crime investigation unit on Tuesday following a sting operation.

The team apprehended the unsuspecting trio in the vicinity of Festival Mall following a tip-off from members of the public that they were peddling two elephant tusks for R150 000.

The three, aged 28, 37 and 39, will face charges of possession and dealing in elephant tusks in Contravention of Section 57 of the National Environmental Management-Biodiversity (Nemba) Act 57 of 2009.