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Chinese rhino horn smugglers walk into South African police station and get deported

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Jeremy Goldkorn

  • Chinese duo caught with rhino horn and ivory fined and deported / News 24
    Two Chinese tourists in Cape Town, South Africa, left a backpack full of illegal rhino horn and ivory worth about $5,000 in a restaurant. When they returned to retrieve it, they were directed to the local police station, where the restaurant staff had sent the backpack. Unfortunately for the would-be rhino horn smugglers, the police had discovered the contraband inside the bag, and the pair were fined and deported.

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