The Hawks ambushed two suspects for trafficking in rhino horns worth R2.4 million.
Hawks spokesman Capt Tlangelani Rikhotso said the suspects, aged 72 and 31, were in on Thursday Vryburg has been arrested. They are due to appear in the Vryburg District Court on Monday.
“The two were arrested during a buy-and-buy operation allegedly trying to sell rhinoceros horns,” said Rikhotso.
“The suspect’s vehicle was searched and two rhinoceros horns worth approximately eight feet were found. Both rhinoceros horns were confiscated for further investigation. “