This black rhinoceros horn mount was sold by an undercover special agent to a wildlife trafficker during Operation Crash.
Rathkeale Rovers Member Sentenced to Prison for Wildlife Trafficking
July 27, 2020
As a result of Operation Crash, John Slattery was sentenced to serve one year in federal prison for his role in the trafficking of black rhinoceros horns. The investigation revealed that he, and other Rathkeale Rover members, not only illegally bought, sold, and transported rhinoceros horn, but also falsified documents and lied to federal agents. Working closely with the Irish Government, he was arrested on August 1, 2019 in Ireland and extradited to the United States to be prosecuted.
DOJ’s Press Release: Irish National Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking in Rhinoceros Horns »