6 men including a police officer, a ranger and a soldier were arrested after they were found in possession of wildlife trophies for different animals and firearms in Hwange, The Chronicle reports.
The 6 according to the publication were arrested after ZRP got information that they were selling a lion skin and head without a permit. They have appeared before a Hwange Magistrate and they face various charges including theft and possession of a firearm without a licence and were denied bail because they were believed to be at flight risk.
The 6 are:
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Mascot Mbabavi (35), a police officer stationed at Fairbridge outside Bulawayo and is attached to the ZRP Support Unit Delta Troop, Anymore Sikuka (37), a soldier stationed at 1.2 Infantry Battalion in Hwange, Kissmore Munsaka (32), a ranger as well as three Victoria Falls residents who all reside in Mkhosana suburb, Vester Chimidzi (43), Buuya Sikuka (48) and Munashe Marumisa whose age was not given.
Poaching remains one of ZimParks’s biggest nightmare.
More: The Chronicle