A 25-year-old man from the Emakhandeni suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested after he was found in possession of a protected animal trophy, a pangolin skin worth US$5000.
The suspect has been identified as Thobelani Bhebhe.
Inspector Ncube said Bhebhe failed to produce a license authorizing him to possess the pangolin skin.
“The accused person was asked to produce a license authorizing him to possess the pangolin skin of which he failed. The recovered pangolin skin is valued at US$5000-00. Investigations are in progress,” he said.
Insp Ncube applauded the people who tipped the police resulting in Bhebhe’s arrest.