Zim police arrest 10 'rhino horn dealers'

Zimbabwean Police have arrested 10 men for dealing in poached rhino horn and ivory worth tens of thousands...

The four kilogramme horn that was chopped off a rhino in KwaZulu-Natal and was destined for Gauteng. Picture: Alex Eliseev/Eyewitness News.

Zimbabwean Police have arrested 10 men for dealing in poached rhino horn and ivory worth tens of thousands of US dollars.

Detectives arrested the men in Harare in two separate operations.

Four of the men are ex-soldiers.

They were arrested by police posing as buyers at the upmarket Sam Levy's shopping mall in the capital.

The rhino horns weighed 4.5 kilogrammes and are worth US$120,000.

The men were apparently targeting Chinese businessmen.

Four other poachers were arrested as they tried to sell elephant tusks from Mozambique.