Two men arrested for possessing Ivory illegally


By   George Mponda

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Dedza, Police in Dedza are keeping in custody two men after they were found illegally possessing eight tusks of ivory.

Dedza Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Edward Kabango identified the two as Aaron Dyson, 26, who was arrested at Dedza Police roadblock on August 7 and Paul Jekita, who was arrested in Blantyre on August 8 after investigations.

Kabango said: “On 7th August, Police officers manning Dedza roadblock found the ivory tusks hidden inside a sack in Dyson’s Honda Airwave vehicle registration number MZ 2971 as he was traveling from Blantyre to Lilongwe.”

“During police interrogation, Dyson told officers that it was the second suspect, Jekita, who had given him the ivory,” he added.

According to Kabango, the two have revealed that they got five ivory tusks from Kasungu and the other three from Mozambique.

The two have since been charged with a case of being found in possession of specimen of listed species which is contrary to Section 86(1) of Wildlife Act and they will appear in court soon.

Aaron Dyson comes from Masaula Village in Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba while Paul Jekita comes from Chambuluka Village T.A. Mgabu in Chikwawa.

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