By Jecina Chikwelete
The Malawi Police Service has reiterated its commitment to combat wildlife crimes.
The law enforcement agency’s stand comes as cases of illegal ivory and Pangolin trade are rising.
Director of Human Resource and Development at the Malawi Police Service Commissioner Stain Kaliza said illegal wildlife trade is a very serious crime and perpetrators will face the law.
According to Kaliza, the country has made progress with conviction of fifty one people for dealing in illegal wildlife trade.
In his remarks, Director in the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Brighton Kumchedwa, hailed the Police for taking firm action in protecting wildlife.
Kumchedwa said the two agencies will continue working in collaboration together with other stakeholders to combat wildlife crimes.