2 arrested for rhino poaching

2013-05-05 13:06

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Johannesburg - Two people have been arrested following the killing of a rhino cow in the Kruger National Park, North West police said on Sunday.

"A rifle and two horns were also recovered," police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said.

The two alleged poachers, originally from Mozambique, were caught in the park after the poaching near the Pafuri camp.

They would face charges of rhino poaching and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in the Makhado Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The arrests brought the number of alleged poachers arrested in the park since January to 43.

On Tuesday the environmental affairs department said the number of rhino poached in the country thus far this year was 273.

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