By Chilungamo Missi MANA
Police in Limbe, Blantyre have arrested two men for for being found in possession of a live pangolin.
Confirming the arrest on Friday, Limbe Police Public Relations Officer, Aubrey Singanyama said that on May 24, 2023, at around 1700hrs, Limbe Police detectives received a tip that the two suspects Frank Ngambi, 48 and Lazarus Bakuwa 73 were offering for sale a live pangolin near Dalton court premises.
“Police conducted investigations which led to the arrest of the two and seizure of the specimen which was concealed in a laptop bag.
“Meanwhile, the specimen has been handed over to the wildlife office for safekeeping and the two suspects will appear before 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,” said Singanyama.