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Chinese national nabbed with R1.5m worth of rhino horn

Preliminary investigations show the horns were flown in from Mozambique and destined for Hong Kong.

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

JOHANNESBURG - A Chinese man has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport after he was caught with rhino horn and ornaments worth R1.5 million.

Preliminary investigations show the horns were flown in from Mozambique and destined for Hong Kong.

The suspect will be appearing in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Monday.

The Hawks's Robert Netsiunda says, "We can confirm that a Chinese national was arrested yesterday evening when he attempted to board a flight with rhino horn and other material made of rhino horn worth R1.5 million."