Breaking! Five Rhino Poaching Suspects Arrested After Hidden Rhino Carcasses Were Found In Kruger National Park

South African National Parks (SANParks) just announced that five suspected rhino poachers were arrested over the weekend after being apprehended in Kruger National Park (KNP).

The suspects were in possession of five fresh rhino horns, a high caliber hunting rifle, ammunition, and poaching equipment.

The arrests were made after the discovery of two fresh rhino carcasses that had been covered with grass and twigs.

A Ranger subsequently noticed a suspicious vehicle with two visible passengers and three others who were hiding. The permit that was in their possession was only for two people.

The CEO of SANParks, Fundisile Mketeni, has congratulated the team on the arrests and continued to warn criminals that KNP is ready to stop them in their tracks. “We are thankful that one Ranger managed to subdue five criminals without any harm unto himself and continue to warn those who intend to poach in the KNP that our dedicated staff, as well as technology and information from communities will lead to your incarceration. We won’t stop until all criminals are removed from society,” said Mketeni.

The suspects are currently in custody and will appear in court to face rhino poaching related charges in due course.

As previously reported by WAN, nine other poaching suspects were also arrested earlier this year in various sections of the park.

In April, Kruger National Park also shared that the remains of a suspected rhino poacher were found after he was killed by elephants.

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