JOHANNESBURG - A South African National Parks (SANParks) employee has been arrested after allegedly being involved in rhino poaching activities.
In a statement Tuesday, SANParks said the armed guard for technical services in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was arrested on Saturday afternoon along with three other suspects who later managed to escape from police custody.
SANParks said the arrests came after a SANParks Protection Services, Security Guard, deployed at the Paul Kruger gate, noticed four suspicious persons entering the park in a vehicle.
The security guard notified South African Police Service (SAPS) officials who were also deployed at the Gate at the time and the four suspects were then arrested and taken into custody.
“Heavy calibre rifle, ammunition and poaching related equipment were recovered. Unfortunately three of the suspects managed to escape from police custody whilst being transported and are currently still at large,” SANParks said.