5 nabbed for possessing pangolins

By Blessings Bwanalih

Police in Mangochi are keeping in custody five men for allegedly being found in possession of two pangolins.

The suspects have since been charged with illegal possession of specimen of listed species contrary to section 110(b)of National Parks and Wildlife Act.

They are identified as Evance Matiki, 62, Grey Lihonga, 54, Gresham Chithambo, 49, Leonard Black, 42 and Mayeso Saulos, 40.

The five were arrested at one of the lodges within the township and claimed to have acquired the live species from Mozambique.

The first four suspects hail from Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi while Saulos comes from Traditional Authority Nyambi in Machinga District.

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