Agence France-PresseSeptember 19, 2013 05:21
South African national park officials claimed a significant victory in the battle against rhino poaching Thursday, saying they have arrested a man described as a "kingpin" in the illicit trade.
"So far we have arrested a large number of foot soldiers, we believe this guy is the mastermind," said South African National Parks spokesman Ike Phaahla.
The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was nabbed in a village outside South Africa's Kruger National Park.
"The man was arrested on Tuesday and is suspected to be one of the kingpins," said Phaahla.