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Suspected ivory peddlers arrested in Kuils River

Three foreign nationals were arrested after they were found one rhino horn, a lion's tooth and ivory balls.

Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService.

CAPE TOWN - Three suspected rhino horn and ivory peddlers have been arrested in Kuils River.

The men were nabbed during routine patrols at Zevenwacht Mall on Tuesday.

Following a search of a suspicious vehicle in the mall parking lot, police say they found what they believe to be one rhino horn, a lion's tooth and ivory balls.

The police's Fredrick van Wyk says: “While searching the vehicle, the authorities found one alleged rhino horn, 10 ivory balls and a lion tooth. The suspects are foreign nationals - one is from Zambia and the others are from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

”A case is under investigation by the Kuils River Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)