KNP: Poacher killed, one arrested

Two Field Rangers were arrested at the Nwanedzi Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park on 18 June 2016 for their alleged involvement in rhino poaching activities.

The Police in Hoedspruit  have arrested two suspects aged 30 and 49 for the possession of an unlicenced hunting rifle and trespassing at Madrid farm near Hoedspruit

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The Police have received a tip-off from members of the community about the suspects who were enroute to commit illegal poaching at Madrid.

They reacted swiftly and arrested the suspects.

Listen to the police report:

During the arrest, one rifle, live ammunition and one axe were recovered.

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Meanwhile in Phalaborwa, the Police have launched a manhunt for two armed illegal poachers who were cornered inside the Kruger National Park. and

A shootout ensued between the rangers and the suspects.

During the shootout, one poacher was fatally wounded and his two accomplices managed to flee the scene and disappeared,’ the police said in a statement.

The identity of the deceased is still unknown.

Police investigations are still ongoing.

Also read:

Two alleged poachers killed in KNP

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Letaba Herald

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