A pair of suspected rhino horn dealers, Yahya Jiwa and Rasool Malek, were reportedly arrested for attempting to purchase rhino horns, and then released on bail. The incident occurred in the town of Louis Trichardt, near the Zimbabwe border.
According to MSN News, Jiwa and Malek had previously approached a game ranger inside a national park to find out where rhino horns could be purchased. They were arrested while carrying R100,000 (USD $13,963), allegedly for the purpose of acquiring the horns.
The bail amounts were R80,000 ($11,171) for Malek – believed to be the “mastermind” – and R5,000 ($698) for Jiwa. The duo is expected to appear in court on March 15th.