A ZAMBIAN poacher has been killed at Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Boniface Ndauze, 41, of John Laing Township in Lusaka was killed following an exchange of fire with wildlife officers.
Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) communications and public relations officer Readith Muliyunda said Mr Ndauze was among 13 others who managed to flee and were currently on the run.
The body of the deceased has since been repatriated back to Zambia.
Live ammunition, 34 ivory tusks, four axes, four elephant tails, 12 bags of assorted game meat and a digital weighing scale were recovered during the incident which happened on June 3.
Ms Muliyunda said ZAWA received information from their counterparts in Botswana that wildlife officers in that country last week intercepted fourteen suspects believed to have entered that country on a poaching spree from Zambia.
In another incident, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has intercepted a 33-year-old business executive for being in possession of four pieces of ivory, weighing 19 Kilogrammes at Kazungula Border Post.
Oliver Muchimba, of house number A41 in Livingstone, was intercepted on June 13, this year.
Article at the following link: