Zambian authorities have arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying rhino horn at the border of Mozambique.

Zambia’s Parks ministry says the horns are suspected to have come from South Africa.

On Wednesday, a 24-year-old Chinese woman flying from Zambia with 20 kilograms of rhino horn was arrested at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport on her way to Hong Kong.

Roughly, a quarter of the world’s rhino population has been killed in South Africa, home to 80% of those remaining, in the last eight years.

– By AFP