Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge haul

File: One million species face the risk of extinction -- many within decades. 

File: One million species face the risk of extinction -- many within decades. 

AFP

BRITS - Two suspects who were arrested in connection with one of the biggest hauls of rhino horn in the country, will appear in the Brits town magistrate's court on Monday.

They were arrested in a sting operation in the North West province at the weekend.

The suspects were found in possession of 167 rhino horns.

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It is believed that the horns were destined for Asia.

Police say they are worth a "substantial amount of money".

Demand for rhino horn is primarily fuelled by consumers in China and Vietnam where it is used in traditional medicine.

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