Police in Rumphi are keeping in custody two people identified as Dokotala Chavula, 35, of Mtanila village and Elias Nkhonjera, 26, of Jumbe village for illegally possessing government trophies.
Speaking to News Watch Reviews, Rumphi police public relations officer Victor Khamisi said the two were arrested on July 8, 2017 at around 2100hrs at Lusani trading centre.
“On the material day police from Lilongwe headquarters got information that at Lusani trading centre in Rumphi people are offering raw Ivory for sale. Upon receipt of the information police from headquarters and wild life officials in conjunction with Rumphi police officers followed the matter and managed to arrest two suspects who were found with two pieces of Ivory selling”, said Khamisi.
The relations officer further said the value of the government trophies which were seized by the police are worth K5,840,000.00.
Bothe suspects who hails from Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi district will appear before court soon.