It seems that even the nationwide state of seclusion cannot stop the trade in rhino horn.
Brig. Hawks spokeswoman Hangwani Mulaudzi said police seized six rhino horns and arrested three people after getting a tip off.
“The team obtained a search and seizure order and struck at the house in Clau-Clau,” Mulaudzi said.
Police searched the premises and discovered several hunting knives in a vehicle on the yard. A large amount of money was found in the house. The rhino horns are hidden in an outdoor bathroom and are apparently sets from three stripped rhinos.
The three suspects, two men and a woman, were arrested and police seized three vehicles, the horns and the cash. They are expected to appear in court Tuesday for illegal possession of rhino horns.
Lt. Genl. Hawks national head Godfrey Lebeya praised the arrests.