A 38-year-old man was arrested by the Hawks in Tableview, for possession of elephant tusks.
Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said the man was arrested after police acted on a tip-off.
Officers received information about a person that would be transporting elephant tusks.
When the team pounced on the man, they found raw and processed ivory tusks in his possession.
He was arrested at the scene.
The monetary value of the ivory tusks is more than 80 thousand rand.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s court on Monday on charges related to the possession of ivory.