South African Police Nab Two Ivory Smugglers
South African police have reported the arrest of two men at the Cape Town airport for smuggling of elephant tusks.
During a routine inspection, airport officials spotted the tusks in the airport storage facility. After Officials informed the police of their discovery, an investigation was carried out leading to the finding of 46 tusks that were hidden in two different containers. The two smugglers involved were then arrested after a connection was made.
Lieutenant colonel Andre Traut said on Tuesday that the value of the items is not yet known, but will be found out after the weight and age are determined by the Nature Conservation Department. He also added that investigations were continuing and could lead to more arrests.
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