Undercover operatives penetrate the criminal pipelines that traffic horn from a fresh kill in Africa to a sale in Asia. Ground zero for the rhino crisis is South Africa’s Kruger National Park, where poachers kill two or three rhino every night and within hours the illicit goods are smuggled to Asia.
A trafficker describes to an undercover reporter how he sends horn out of Africa and is able to bribe his way out of trouble. He claims to have a powerful ally in South Africa’s State Security Minister, David Mahlobo.
The investigation shows that the protection of the rhino us not just about battling the poachers, but also the organized criminal syndicates that profit from the trade and corrupt those who are meant to police it.