Thursday, 3 April 2014

Rhino Poaching on the increase in Namibia

Three Chinese men have been arrested for trafficking Rhino horns in Namibia as they tried to leave the country.

A total of 14 Rhino horns as well as a Leopard skin were found in their suitcases. The three Chinese men, charged with possession of specially protected resources, wrapped the rhino horns in plastic and foil and loosely tucked them between clothes in the suitcases. The three were about to board a flight to Hong Kong when their bags were scanned and the horns were found.

The three Chinese men had visited Namibia several times in the past.

In a separate incident two hand reared six year old White Rhinos were killed on a farm on the outskirts of Windhoek this week.

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