Hwange Football Club player Craven Banda has allegedly been arrested for elephant tusk possession, The Chronicle reports. Banda was arrested by an anti-poaching team made of Zim Parks officers and ZRP officers on Sunday in Makwikwa Village where they found him with the tusks in a bag.
His arrest was confirmed by Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese who said;
On the 24th of May at around 1pm an informant received a tip-off to the effect that the suspect was in possession of elephant tusks. Reacting to the tip-off, a team comprising police and ZimParks rangers went to Makwika Village where they saw Banda sitting at a bus terminus holding a blue bag at around 3PM
The value and weight of the 8 raw elephants tusks found in possession of Banda is yet to be ascertained. Banda is facing unlawful possession of raw ivory charges.
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