Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hong Kong returns 33 rhino horns to South Africa

33 rhino horns with about £1.5 million have been returned to South Africa together with a consignment of ivory. The horns and ivory were returned by the Hong Kong government to allow for further forensic investigation. The wildlife products come from 2 interceptions dating back to 2011 by Hong Kong customs officials.

The rhino horns and ivory arrived at OR Tambo International Airport and will be use by the specialist environmental crimes unit, the Hawks, to try a track down those responsible for the killing of the rhinos and elephants.

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