DURBAN – The Pietermaritzburg Flying Squad and K9 Unit conducted a joint operation on Friday, 02 October 2020 at 06:55 on the N3 freeway Southbound on Orthmann Road.
Whilst they were busy with their duties, they spotted a black BMW vehicle travelling on the N3 freeway Southbound. The vehicle was searched and a rhino horn, which weighed 1,2kg, was found. The value of the rhino horn is R1, 2 million. The vehicle that was used in the commission of the crime was seized by police.
A 30-year-old suspect was placed under arrest and was charged for possession of a rhino horn. He will appear at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.