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Two suspected poachers arrested and firearms recovered

Date Published: 23 Oct, 2012
Two suspected poachers arrested and firearms recovered

Assorted weapons, ammunition, ivory and elephant tusks recovered by KWS rangers from poachers in a past anti-poaching operation. The two suspected poachers were last week arrested following intensive anti-poaching activities

Two suspected poachers were last week arrested following intensive anti-poaching activities. The two were arrested in Galana Ranch in Tsavo/Tana River District border.

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers had trailed the suspects for 42 km following a tip-off from the public. The poachers were suspected to have been involved in a spate of elephant killings in the area in the last couple of weeks.  

During the arrests, a G3 rifle, eight magazines and 476 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

Elsewhere, in other conservation areas, four rifles were recovered. One rifle was recovered in Ngare Narok and another at Kamwanga on the Kenya – Tanzania border. Two AK47 rifles seized at Kariand and Mackinon Shopping Centres near Voi.

During the same week, 23 other suspects were arrested and charged in law courts across the country for various wildlife-related crimes.

 

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