(South Africa)

2020-02-13 18:55

Two suspects were arrested in Limpopo on Wednesday after being found in possession of two elephant tusks worth an estimated R50 000.

The arrests came about as a result of an intelligence-driven operation between the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and Crime Intelligence after they received a tip-off people were selling the tusks in Taaibosch Village, Maleboho.

They are expected to appear in the Senwabarwana Magistrate’s Court on a charge of dealing in elephant tusks.

Maluleke said investigations to establish the origin of the tusks were underway.