Zululand Observer

Two nabbed in Mtubatuba with elephant tusks

The arrest occurred while police were conducting a routine patrol

May 29, 2020

Two elephant tusks were confiscated during the arrest of the two suspects

VIGILANT Mtubatuba police officers arrested two suspects in Khula Village, near St Lucia, for being in possession of elephant tusks.

Conducting a routine patrol, police spotted two men walking along the R618 past the Manukelana nursery, one carrying a big black bag.

Mtubatuba police spokesperson, Captain Justice Hlabisa, said the officers stopped and asked to inspect the bag, in which the elephant tusks were then discovered.

‘Dumisa Madletshe (28) and Ndabenhle Dubazane (33) appeared in the Mtubatuba Magistrate’s Court and were released on R1 000 bail each,’ Hlabisa said.

They will appear in court again in July