In Midrand, an area in central Gauteng Province, South Africa, three men have been arrested for the illegal possession and selling of elephant tusks on Wednesday.
The environmental affairs department’s Green Scorpions‚ the Hawks and the police seized two cars and an elephant tusk in an undercover operation.
Albi Modise, Spokesman of the Department, said that according to the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act‚ illegal ivory trade carried a 10-year penalty or a R10-million fine.4
The suspects appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The investigation continues.