Five suspects arrested following illegal ivory trading at Lefaragatlhe village are expected to appear in the Bafokeng Magistrate Court in Tlhabane today.

The apprehension of the suspects aged between 28 and 36 on Tuesday came after the police responded swiftly upon a tip-off about alleged illegal sale of ivory. Police proceed to the identified house in Lefaragatlhe where they found the suspects. A search was conducted and two Elephant tusks worth an estimated value of R600 000,00 were found inside the boot of a Toyota Vios with a Botswana registration number. The suspects were subsequently arrested.

The North West Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Ryno Naidoo applauded the members for their swift response that led to the arrest of the suspects.