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Media Release: Three suspected rhino poachers arrested in the KNP

Date: 30th June 2011

A joint operational team consisting of Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrested three suspected rhino poachers today, June 30, 2011 in the Houtboschrand ranger section of the KNP near the Olifants River.

The poachers were found in possession of a 458 hunting rifle, an AK 47 assault, two axes and other ammunition. No animal carcass was discovered at the scene.

For previous media statements on this matter please go to www.sanparks.org

Issued by:
Laura Mukwevho, Media Relations Practitioner, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4262, cell: 082 807 1441 or e-mail: laura.mukwevho@sanparks.org

Enquiries:
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or e-mail: william.mabasa@sanparks.org

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