Man arrested for trying to sell San rock art

A 48-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man was arrested for attempting to sell a San rock art on social media.

The man contravened the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999.

The operation was carried out by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team in Port Shepstone together with the K9 Unit.

‘The Hawks team reacted on information received about a suspect who had advertised a San rock art for sale on social media in the South Coast area. A search warrant was executed on the premises at Montague road in Sea Park which led to the arrest of the suspect in possession of the San rock art on Thursday, 18 February 2021,’ said the South African Police Service (SAPS) in a statement.