Three men arrested over rhino horn

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

A Chinese doctor and two other Chinese nationals have been arrested after they were found in possession of four black rhinoceros horns.

The horns are believed to have been poached from animals in the Kruger National Park. The three were arrested in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Mpumalanga police Superintendent Obed Ngwenya said the suspects would appear in court today . He said the authorities were alarmed at how the horns left the country and said customs authorities needed to be probed.

Raymond Travers of the Kruger Park said the black rhino was one of the rarest endangered species in SA.

"We strongly condemn the poaching of the black rhino," he fumed.