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EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Oxpeckers

Observant tourists visiting the Kruger National Park over the long weekend alerted authorities to the presence of two suspected rhino poachers.

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An anti-poaching dog unit undertakes training exercises in the Kruger National Park. © Rodney Genricks

Police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said the visitors were near the Phalaborwa gate when they spotted the suspects crossing a road on foot and alerted rangers. “A helicopter and police were called,” she said in a statement on April 26.

Rangers followed the tracks of the suspects in dense bushes and apprehended them. Otto said they seized a .458 hunting rifle, ammunition, a knife, two mobile phones and four rhino horns.

“Two of the horns were relatively fresh and the other two were already old,” she said. Rangers were trying to locate the rhino carcasses.

The two suspects were due to appear in the Phalaborwa Magistrate’s Court today, April 28.

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