Territorial disputes over the South China Sea made its way into a Hollywood movie on Oct. 14, when Vietnam decided to pull the animated film “Abominable” from its theaters for a scene that depicted the main character standing in front of a map showing the Chinese regime’s “nine-dash line.” The movie was jointly produced by the Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation.
JOHANNESBURG, April 15 (Reuters) – South African police have intercepted 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Southeast Asia, in one of the biggest such hauls ever in the country.
Two suspects, aged 57 and 61, were arrested with the horns on Saturday, police said on Sunday. They had been tipped off about the suspects’ vehicle.
“The value has not been determined — it’s one of the biggest hauls in the country,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, a police spokesman, said by text message on Monday. The case was still being investigated, he said.
Nearly 80 percent of the world’s rhinos live in South Africa. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed in the country each year from 2013 to 2017, according to conservation group Save the Rhino.