Johannesburg police received a tip on a Vietnamese man with illegal rhino goods.
And that tip paid off…unfortunately a bit too late for the rhinos.
Police forced their way into the man's apartment where they found a ridick amount of illegal property.
They seized ten rhino horns and an elephant tusk and they also found several Asian travel documents along with 5 million rand (about 625K USD)
South Africa has tightened its laws on rhino poaching as the giant beast are reaching critical numbers.
Especially when EMPLOYEES are helping poachers too…
The problem? Asian countries have lax laws on rhino imports, where horns are considered to have medicinal properties.
200 rhinos have been poach this year but arrests are climbing too. Police have nabbed 165 criminals compared to 2011's total of 232.
We're glad to see South Africa putting the pressure on these poachers!
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