The Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) has arrested 38 suspects in Livingstone for various wildlife offences.
Amongst the suspects is a male Zambia Army officer named as Sevelino Zulu, aged 40, who is a Warrant Officer Class II.
Ministry of Tourism and Arts Public Relations Officer Sakabilo Kalembwe has told komboni radio news that Zulu was found in possession of 12 pieces of ivory weighing 66 kilogrammes concealed in a Toyota Harrier registration number ABX 2105.
Mr. Kalembwe said the suspect appeared in the Livingstone Magistrate court and is currently on bail.
Meanwhile, Mr Kalembwe has disclosed that the DNPW has recovered ivory weighing up to 141.5 kilograms, three live donkeys and five motor vehicles.
He explained that the impounded vehicles include a Toyota Corolla registration number AJB 8639, Toyota Harrier registration number ABX 2105, Toyota Sprinter registration number AJD 5633 and an unregistered Isuzu van.
And the Department of National Parks and Wildlife has also arrested three suspects for being in possession of a live pangolin in Chilanga district.
Ministry of Tourism and Arts Public Relations Officer Sakabilo Kalembwe has named the suspects as Kezias Mutamina, 24, Wilson Munsaka, aged 23, and Kingsley Mooya 37.
Mr Kalembwe says the three suspects were arrested after they were found with one live Pangolin at Chilanga clinic.
Mr. Kalembwe since warned members of the public to desist from engaging in illegal activities such as being in possession of protected species and also thanked members of the public that have been on high alert for any illegal activities in the wildlife sector.