South Africa: Rhino poaching gang suspects held
Thursday 23 September 2010
South African police have arrested 11 suspected members of a major rhino poaching ring which they said had been linked to many rhino poaching incidents.
Police spokesman Vish Naidoo said the suspects include two vets and a game farmer. Ten were arrested earlier this week and the other was held after he appeared in court to support the accused. They were released on bail.
Mr Naidoo said 204 rhinos were killed this year in South Africa. According to the World Wildlife Fund, rhino poaching has risen dramatically in the last two years due to high demand for rhino horn in Asia, where it is sometimes used for medicinal purposes.
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