Police in Mangochi have arrested four men for illegal possession of three pieces of Ivory.
Mangochi Police Public Relations officer Amina Daudi identified the suspects as 40 year old Davie Fungulani, 62 year old Davie Yakiti, 39 year old Sharif Makwinja and 39 year old Mcdad Maziyaya.
It is reported that, the law enforcers were tipped by members of the public that the said suspects were offering for sale pieces of elephant ivory at ldrusi Trading Centre.
“The officers in conjunction with Wildlife Crime Investigation Unit rushed to the scene and arrested the suspects after being found with three pieces of raw ivory weighing 36.4kgs which were hidden in a black plastic bag,” said Daudi.
Daudi said the suspects claimed to have acquired the specimen from Mozambique.