Three More Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested With A High Calibre Hunting Rifle In Kruger National Park; Justice Must Be Served!

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced another well-executed operation that resulted in the arrest of three more suspected poachers on Wednesday, April 21st in the Crocodile Bridge Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP). A high calibre hunting rifle, ammunition, and poaching equipment were seized during the successful operation.

Rangers detected the spoor of three individuals early in the morning and made a follow up in pursuit of the suspected rhino poachers. The Airwing Unit was called in to support the ground teams using a helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane; soon thereafter one suspect was arrested. After following tracks throughout the day, the two remaining suspects were apprehended in the late afternoon and handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for further handling.

“Yesterday was another long day in the field for our anti-poaching teams in difficult conditions but they displayed tenacity and excellent teamwork. We congratulate all who were involved. The arrests bring the number of those arrested in the past five days to eight. Three rifles, ammunition, and hunting equipment were seized boosting the morale of the Rangers, Aviators, and K9 Unit in the battle to protect and conserve rhinos in the KNP, which has borne the brunt of the attack from international rhino poaching syndicates,” South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement.

The suspects will appear in court in due time. We pray that justice will be served to protect the future of critically endangered rhinos in Kruger National Park.

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