RHINO HORNS WORTH MILLIONS STOLEN FROM SAFE

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JOHANNESBURG: Around 40 rhino horns worth millions of dollars have been stolen from the safe of a state tourism organization in South Africa, a press report said Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The horns—which are highly prized in some forms traditional medicine—were taken from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency at the weekend, the Lowvelder newspaper reported. Dex Kotze, conservationist and chief executive officer of South African jeweller Jenna Clifford, which backs a campaign against rhino poaching, said the haul could be worth as much as $16 million.

AFP

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