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.

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