SANParks employee, others arrested for alleged poaching at Kruger National Park
Four men were arrested after trying to escape the Kruger National Park in possession of a freshly cut set of rhino horns, a hunting rifle and ammunition.
CAPE TOWN - Four men were arrested after trying to escape the Kruger National Park in possession of a freshly cut set of rhino horns, a hunting rifle and ammunition.
SANParks officials, rangers and protection services, as well as members of the South African Police Service, stopped the suspects by using a chopper to prevent their escape.
The suspects will appear at the Bushbuckridge Magistrates Court on Monday.
A SANParks employee was also arrested.
The police’s colonel Mtsholi Bhembe says: “As police we are not ruling out the possibility of an inside job. The fact that one of the suspects is an employee makes it a strong possibility.”
#sapsMP Cooperation between SANparks officials, Rangers and Protection Services as well as members of the #SAPS saw 4 men aged between 47 & 23 being nabbed in the Kruger National Park for #RhinoPoaching. TMhttps://t.co/xwKZZRKulj pic.twitter.com/CY7virJ1ZT— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) February 16, 2019
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)