Rhino horns of 116kg seized at South Africa Airport

Gauteng, South Africa, Jan 11 - The rhino horns were found wrapped up in plastic. South African authorities have seized 116kg (256 lbs) of illegal rhino horn being smuggled out of the country. The haul of 36 horns and horn fragments, worth about $1.3m (1m), is believed to be one of the biggest seized in the country in recent years. The horns were found tightly packed inside boxes, along with everyday items such as decorations and doormats. The eight boxes were already ready to be shipped to Dubai, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said in a statement. Photo courtesy of SARS

Last Updated: 2019-01-11

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