Two nabbed for Pangolin possession in Lilongwe
Police in Kanengo, Lilongwe are keeping in custody two suspects, Christina Chiunjiza and Blessings Tchale, both aged 42, for allegedly possessing a live Pangolin.
Public Relations Officer for Kanengo Police Station Sub-Inspector Gresham Mgwira has told us that on Tuesday this week that Police received a tip that the said suspects were suspiciously loitering around Spama in area 25 while discussing undisclosed type of business on the phone.
After receiving the information, a team of officers comprising those from National Police Headquarters’ Wildlife and Environmental Crimes Investigation Unit and Kanengo CID officers followed the information which led to the arrest of the two.
He said Chiunjiza and Tchale were found with a live Pangolin wrapped in two maize sacks concealed in a black bag.
Meanwhile, the law enforcers have seized the protected animal which has since been taken to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre for examination and safe keeping.