South Africa’s police have arrested six men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring, a spokesman has said.
The suspects, who include teachers and a legal officer, are believed to have links with the US, Canada, the UK and other European countries, reports say.
Images showed children “suffering extreme forms of violence”, South Africa’s The Times newspaper reports.
The arrests were carried out following raids on 15 properties, police said.
Investigators had confiscated 672 DVDs, 22 memory sticks, eight laptops, 39 external hard drives and 25 books, police spokesman Solomon Makgale added.