BLANTYRE-MaraviPost)-Malawi Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody Wyson John, 34, and Charles Mayeso, 32, for being found in possession of a live pangolin.
According to Blantyre Police Deputy Spokesperson Sergeant Aubrey Singanyama, on July 16, 2022 at around 13:00hrs, Blantyre Police detectives received a tip that the two suspects were offering for sale a live pangolin.
Police then conducted investigations which led to the arrest of the two and seizure of the specimen which was concealed in a sack bag at Kandodo corner shop in the city of Blantyre.
Meanwhile, the specimen has been sent to Majete Game Reserve for safe keeping.
The 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.
Wyson John hails from Magombo Village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Kuntaja in Blantyre District whilst Charles Mayeso comes from Munyapa Village T.A Chikowi in Zomba District.