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Rhino horn bust at OR Tambo, woman (24) arrested

It’s understood the horns touched down from Lusaka on Tuesday and were destined for Hong Kong.

Rhino horn bust at the OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Twitter/@ArriveAlive

JOHANNESBURG - A 24-year-old woman has been arrested after she was found with 11 pieces of rhino horn at the OR Tambo International Airport.

It’s understood the horns touched down from Lusaka on Tuesday and were destined for Hong Kong.

The police's Vishnu Naidoo says the suspect will appear in court soon.

“Acting on intelligence, the team identified and intercepted a suitcase in the luggage transfer area of the international terminal and they linked this suitcase to one of the passengers.

"They found rhino horn weighing approximately 20kg. This suspect is in police custody.”

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