2 men arrested for illegal possession of Pangolin

Malawi Police in the border district of Mchinji are keeping in custody two men for allegedly being found in possession of a live Pangolin.

The two arrested

The two identified as Marko Bauti, 42, and Moses Joseph Banda,30, were on December 21, 2019 arrested by Police Officers who were acted on a tip-off from well-wishers at Kapanira Village in the area of Senior Chief Mlonyeni in the district.

According to Mchinji Police Station Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kaitano Lubrino, the suspects were intercepted during the time they were searching for a market to sale the protected species.

He said a team of Police Officers from the National Police Headquarters operating on undercover, posed as potential buyers and approached the two before Mchinji Police Officers arrested them.

“The two have so far, been charged with illegal possession of specimen of listed species and dealing in government trophy and will appear before court soon to answer to the charges,” Lunrimo said.

The offence attracts a maximum penalty of K 15 million and 30 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour  (IHL)when convicted.

Meanwhile, the animal has been handed over to the Department of Parks, Wildlife and Game Reserve to relocate it to a habitable protected area.

Bauti hails from Mbezi Village, Senior Chief Mlonyeni in Mchinji while Moses Joseph Banda comes from Chiputu Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Kalolo in Lilongwe.

Reports say Pangolins are poached for both meat and their keratin scales that are used for medicinal purposes and are becoming critically endangered.

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Samuel
Samuel
1 year ago

Nkhani ndi yoti ndikanyama kotetezedwa. Koma mafumu kwathuku kakapezeka amati Khaka kapena Ngaka yagwa kuchokera kumwamba zikatere mvula imvuta tipite nako kwa DC akaterotu ndiye zii osanena kuti bwana mkubwa apanganako chiyani. Tatiunzani anzathu aboma kuti zidatani kuti kakhale kotetezedwa? Mbiri yake ndiyotani nanga timapezeka kuti ku Malawi kuno? Ndichifukwa chiyani kamatoledwa nthawi ya mvula yokhayokha? Ngati mukuti kali mgulu la ma trophy ndiye kuti kanthuka ndikamgodi ndithu. Nanga mpaka Area 3o yonse ku Mchinji. Yaaaa! pali money apa. Kumanga otola kamgodika ndi kulakwa kwakukulu, tangowapasani chiona maso basi nao aone poyambila chaka chimenechi cha 20 + 20 = 2020… Read more »

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Hhhhh
1 year ago

Heeeee

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

Anyamata asaka nkugwira kanyamako, nde mukuti alakwira lamulo? AGARU A ANTHU A POLICE INU. OSAGWILA NTABA NDI APM BWANJI? AKUTCHULIDWA NKHANI ZAMA ALBINOS.

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅

Koma did they know kuti it’s illegal to sell pangolins?

Alexis Kriel
1 year ago

It is most likely they do know – and also how profitable it is. Otherwise, who would want to sell a pangolin? Do Malawians eat pangolin?

John Chidongo
1 year ago

Awa umboni ulipo ndiosachitanso kufunsa ngaka ili manja mwao iyo. Aliyense akuona.

John Chidongo
1 year ago

Kodi kumangitsa munthu tu kulinga uli ndi umboni weni weni kuti anabadi. Ndipo mwamva mmene za khoti zimayendera ndipo uthanso kumangidwa nazo. Iwe wemwe. Ndiye ngati mukudziwa kuti umboni muli nao beyond reasonable doubt kawamangitseni. Musadikire wina kuti atero.

Wakummawa
Wakummawa
1 year ago

Za ziii.kulimbana ndi zazingono osagwila okuba a m’;boma wa bwanji?.Malawi police very good at arresting small fish no wonder we are moving backwards as a nation.Atayeni anyamatawo.

John Chidongo
1 year ago

Mwachita bwino kuwamanga. Ataululanso anzao ena. Onse atsekeredwe makiyi tikataye Mu lake Malawi

Achiswe'.'
1 year ago

We have inherited our land and its wildlife and we have a duty to protect and nourture it for future generations.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Achiswe'.'

I agree with you 100%

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