Sabahi (Washington, DC)

12 June 2013

Tanzania: 25 Suspected Poachers Arrested in Kigoma

Tanzanian police have arrested 25 suspected poachers carrying 22 illegal firearms, bullets, bush meat, rabbit hides and hippopotamus teeth, Tanzania's The Citizen reported Wednesday (June 12th).

The suspects were apprehended in collaboration with game wardens at the Gombe Stream, Katavi and Mahale National Parks, said Kigoma Regional Police Commander Fraser Kashai.

The suspects, all Kigoma residents, will be arraigned in court when investigations are complete.

Meanwhile, non-profit organisation Friends of Serengeti has donated 35 million shillings ($21,400) in funds and materials to help Tanzania fight poaching, Tanzania's The Guardian reported.

The donation includes 3 million shillings ($1,840) in cash and equipment including two-way radios, binoculars, lights, cameras and tents.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Sabahi. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.