Eight suspected rhino poachers behind bars
By Khanyisa Tabata
29 May 2011
A tactical operation has put eight alleged members of an international rhino poaching syndicate behind bars.
Police set up a trap with a dummy rhino after being tipped-off that a gang was targeting a private game reserve near the Kruger National Park.
When the attackers shot at the dummy, police fired back, killing one suspect and seriously wounding another. The arrested suspects will appear in the Barberton Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.