Four rhino poachers arrested at Kruger

Four suspected rhino poachers were arrested this week during  anti-rhino poaching operations at the Kruger National Park.

Three of the suspects died from their wounds.

According to the South African National Parks (SANParks), on Monday, 27 August 2012, at Shangoni Section in the Kruger National Park, SANParks rangers and investigators came into contact with a group of suspected poachers.  One of the suspected poachers later died from his wounds. A firearm and a set of rhino horns were recovered.

Also on Monday in Lower Sabie three suspected poachers were arrested and a firearm and an axe were recovered.

Then at Crocodile Bridge on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, rangers came into contact with another group of suspected poachers, where one suspected poacher was wounded and two later died from their wounds. Again another firearm and two axes were recovered.

The number of rhino poached as of Monday, 27 August, stood at 222 and the number of arrests was at 49 for the Kruger National Park.

Source of news –

All articles edited or written, all photos taken plus all adverts designed by the Editor and printed in the St Francis Chronicle are protected by the law of Copyright ©.  Reproduction or copying of any part of the contents of this newspaper and its concept and design can only be done with the Editor’s written permission.