BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA
The Lundazi Subordinate Court has jailed two wildlife offenders for being in Illegal Possession of Prescribed Trophy and an unlicensed firearm.
The Court has convicted and sentenced Lubinda Lay, 43-year-old man to six years imprisonment with hard labour for Unlawful Possession of three pairs of ivory, contrary to section 130(2) (a) of the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015.
Ministry of Tourism and Arts Public Relations Officer Sakabilo Kalembwe tells Komboni Radio News that the suspect, a mid-level ivory illegal dealer, middleman between poachers and kingpins who has been on the Department of National Parks and Wildlife’s wanted-list, was finally apprehended with the contraband in Chief Phikamalaza’s area.
Mr Kalembwe also disclosed that in another case, the Court convicted and sentenced Moses Nyirongo (36) to six months imprisonment with hard labour for Unlawful Possession of a firearm contrary to Section 10 of the Firearms Act, Chapter 110 of the Laws of Zambia.