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Police arrested in Mozambique for cashing in on poaching, smuggler refused bail in Namibia

Mozambique's state news agency has reported that five police officers were arrested for their involvement in poaching.

The AIM news agency said Thursday that the officers failed to arrest a man caught with a rhino horn, and instead took half of the money made from the illegal sale of the horn.

After catching the man, the police accompanied him to a nearby town where he sold the rhino horn for about $24,500.

The officers and the poacher were arrested a day later, after a tipoff, said the report.

In Namibia, the local press agency reported that a court has refused to grant bail to a Chinese national believed to be a central figure in the country's largest rhino horn smuggling syndicate.