Kanengo Police Station in Lilongwe on Monday arrested three men for being found in possession of ivory.
The three suspects, David Nyadani, 39; Mike Joseph, 37 and Wisdom Milosi, 49; were arrested at Kanengo Industrial Area where they were reported to be looking for prospective customers, according to Kanengo Police Station spokesperson Laban Makalani.
He said the suspects, who stay at Namitete in the district, were found with a piece of ivory valued at K2 310 000.
“The suspects are being charged with offences of illegal possession of protected species and dealing in government trophies, contrary to Sections 86 (1) and 91 of the Wildlife Act respectively. And they are expected to appear before court soon to answer both counts,” said Makalani.
All the three suspects come from Traditional Authority Kalolo in Lilongwe. n