US arrests rhino horn smugglers

BBC News

The US has made seven arrests in a multi-state rhino horn-smuggling ring, seizing $1m in gold ingots.

The arrests come after an 18-month-long investigation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) told the BBC.

Rhinos are an endangered species, but their horns are smuggled for buyers who believe they cure cancer.

Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe told the Los Angeles Times the arrests had “dealt a serious blow to rhino horn smuggling both in the US and globally”.

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