MANGOCHI-(MaraviPost)-Tyen department of national parks and wildlife this week arrested four Chinese national for being found illegally fishing one of the endangered species , Cichlid fish ( Mbuna) in Lake Malawi national park.
The accused are Cui Xu (51) , Wu Zhou(40) Hong Peng (38) and Hal Jang(29).
All the suspects are staff members of Furen Group Limited situated in Limbe , Blantyre
According to the statement filler by the assistant parks officer , Emma Banda highlighted that lake Malawi national park enforcement officers received a tip that the suspects illegally fishing Cichlid from the park.
” At around 15:40 pm on November 17 2019 lake Malawi national park law enforcement officers received a tip about four Chinese Nationals that were in possession of the strictly protected Cichlid fish from the parks protected areas.
” When quizzed , the suspects started to run away but we’re quickly arrested by the parks law enforcement officers”, part of the statement reads.
Alex Chunga the head of law enforcement at the department of national parks and wildlife said that the suspects are currently being held at Mangochi police station waiting for court appearance where they are expected to answer charges of illegal fishing of protected species ( Cichlid) .