Tuesday, 21 June 2020

You couldn't make it up: Rathkeale traveller trader suspect behind bizarre Rhino horn thefts

Straight from the Department of Fact is Stranger Than Fiction it seems that some Rathkeale traveller traders have started stealing rhino horns to sell to the traditional Chinese medicine market. There has been a series of break-ins at museums in Germany, Italy and the UK, due, no doubt thanks to the €60,000 a kilo reportedly being paid for rhino horn. Two Rathkeale travellers, Richard 'Kerry' O'Brien and Michael Hegarty were recently convicted of smuggling rhino horns in the United States. Read the full story here.