Two men arrested for being in possession of ivory

BLOEMHOF- TWO suspects aged 33 and 48 were arrested for being in possession of ivory on Wednesday. 

North West police spokesperson, Brig Sabata Mokgwabone said the arrest of the suspects was a drive in an effort to address serious and organised crime. 

“The suspects were arrested through intelligence driven operation at approximately 17:45. According to information, a follow-up was made after intelligence was received about the suspects. 

“The latter were found inside a stationary motor vehicle at one of the streets in Bloemhof.  The police conducted a search that led to discovery of elephant tusks contained in a black plastic,” Mokgwabone said.

He further said the suspects were arrested after they failed to account for the possession. 

Mokgwabone added that the suspects are expected to appear in the Bloemhof Magistrate’s Court on Friday. 


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