Four alleged rhino poachers were arrested in Kruger National Park this past weekend. This brings the total to 11 suspected poachers apprehended at different sections of Kruger National Park since the beginning of 2020.
The suspects remain in custody and are currently under investigation. They were found in possession of a heavy calibre riffle, ammunition, and poaching equipment.
Spokesperson for Kruger National Park, Ike Phaahla, stated that the arrests reportedly follow “an intelligence-driven operation involving rangers, and protection and air wing services, with support from private concession colleagues,” as noted by Dispatch Live and South African National Parks (SANParks).
As previously reported by WAN, South African National Parks announced an encouraging start to 2020. Their anti-poaching team arrested seven suspected rhino poachers in Kruger National Park (KNP)in the first nine days of the year.