Chinese makes Malawi headlines for the wrong reasons: Seized with ivory

A Chinese man, who attempted to smuggle ivory to China through Ethiopian Airways., has been arrested at  the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe.

Chinese National Nan Zhuang

Nan Zhuang, a 31-year-old Chinese national was intercepted at the airport

allegedly being in possession of ivory weighing 114 grammes and valued at MK159, 000.

KIA police spokesperson, Sgt. Sapulain Chitonde, said when quizzed about the prohibted  product, Zhuang  said he was given the bag by another Chinese national and did not check the contents.

“The bag was intercepted around noon at the Wrap and Go Machine in the passenger’s forward lounge when the police officer manning the spot physically searched the suspect’s bag, as a requirement before wrapping it,” Chitonde explained.

“The search revealed the attempted exportation of the said prohibited ivory and the suspect insisted that his colleague had betrayed him.”

Nan’s arrest comes barely a week after KIA Police successfully trained 22 new police officers in aviation securities.

Illegal possession and importation of of game trophy (ivory) is contrary to Section 86 and 98 (b) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act of 2004 as read with Section 111 of the same, which prohibits exportation of specimen of protected species, according to Chitonde.

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3 years ago

We are all trying hard to save our wild life and especially the few elephants we have left, the Chinese don’t really care about our values, anything that will make them money they will do. They will destroy the environment for profit. They are here, not to life but to make money. They don’t care how they leave Malawi one day in ruins when they go back home to China.
The only way is put the many in jail for 114 days (1 day for each gram). When he gets out deport him back to China

3 years ago

114 kilograms for a little over $200? Why even bother?

3 years ago

these chinese, Indians and Nigerians have been arrested a number of times for criminal activities with valid evidence but if you go to all Malawian prisons you will never find one of these people serving their sentences, what is wrong with our judicial system, does it only work for locals, Malawi and embarrassing nation, shity president, shity parliament, shity judiciary,shity and corrupt religious leaders shity and sleepy citizens, fuck us all!!!!

misozi banda
misozi banda
3 years ago

nde mwacedwatu. inu mose ivory anayambila kutulutsidwa ndi ma coffers mabwana, and zija munakaziunjika ku parlament offices zija akangotiphimba mmaso geni inaenda kale. wangocita tsoka uyu. mmene atashila ma china mu inu muti nciani??????????? a malawi ineeeeee

3 years ago

Do you want to tell me that Dausi was not able to see all these. I don’t understand why it took so long for APM to remove Dausi from the NIB.

Aubry Kadzuwa
Aubry Kadzuwa
3 years ago

stupid 114 grams

ntcheu rebel
3 years ago
Reply to  Aubry Kadzuwa

koma ndipo…

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