Sinazongwe, June 20, 2019, ZANIS ---The Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Sinazongwe district in Southern province has arrested three suspected poachers and recovered one AK 47 Rifle with eleven rounds of ammunition.

Twenty Namukabi 49, Panji Siabeki 47, and Martin Siakulya 44, all of Namazambwe area of Mweemba Chiefdom were on tuesday June 18, arrested for allegedly killing three Hippos using AK47 Rifle along Zambezi River at Mabozia area.

National Parks and Wildlife Sinazongwe Sector Park Ranger, Henry Siseho confirmed to ZANIS in Sinazongwe that the department also confiscated 314 kilogrammes of Hippo meat from the suspects.

The three suspects are currently in custody and will soon appear before the court of law.