Police in Mchinji have arrested Two Mozambican nationals for being found in possession of a live pangolin.
Mchinji Police Publicist Limbani Mpinganjira said the two, Jackson Yakobe, 40, and Selemani Felix,46, were arrested after the police were tipped by Department of Wildlife and Parks officers that the suspects were selling a live pangolin at Kadziyang’ane Trading Centre.
Mpinganjira said the specimen has been handed over to the Department of Wildlife and Parks for safe keeping and the two will appear before the court soon to answer charges of being found in possession of listed species and dealing in government trophy contrary to section 86(1) as read with 110 (b) of National Parks and Wildlife Act.
Both suspects hail from Jawulani Village, in the area of Chief Katsabola, Chifunde District, Tete Province in Mozambique.
Reported by Foster Maulidi, MBC Online Services.