SA Income Administration (Sars) customs unit uncovered an enormous shipment of rhino horn well worth R53m and bound for Malaysia at some stage in a bust at OR Tambo Worldwide Air terminal.
In an evidence on Thursday, Sars said its traditions identifier canine unit identified a doubtful shipment suggested as "HP Cartridges Designers" while scrutinizing load suggests at the airport's messenger office.
"The 3-piece cargo was taken to the X-beam scanner for non-nosy exam, in which the photograph research pondered items taking after the nation of rhino horns.
The shipment turned into taken for real exam infinite deliver of the instances, 18 bits of rhino horn were observed included in normal get dressed. The merchandise weighed 63kg."
Customs government known as the Directorate of Need Wrongdoings Examination (the Birds of prey) to the scene, who seized the shipment for additional exam.
This is the fourth rhino horn bust with the aid of Sars Customs at OR Tambo air terminal between July 2020 and February 2021.
"The trendy load of the rhino horn seized in those four cases is 277.3kg with an predicted estimation of R234,114,206."
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