BREAKING: Munsieville man arrested for possession of ivory (South Africa)


Bianca Pindral, Krugersdorp News

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Rural Safety Police members arrested a man on 8 March after discovering a large quantity of ivory in his possession.

The team of officers was patrolling the area when a member of the community approached them and informed them of a suspicious-looking male carrying something strange over his shoulder.

The police traced the suspect and found him walking down the road carrying an elephant tusk.

The police approached the suspect, who eventually led them to his house in Munsieville, where three more elephant tusks were discovered.

Police arrested the suspect, who was later detained at Krugersdorp police station while the investigation continued.

Major General Anna Mateisi, West Rand Cluster Commander applauded the three members for retrieving the tusks and successfully arresting the suspect.