LILONGWE – April 10, 2017. Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has expressed concern over the recent seizure in Asia of ivory and Rhino horns originating from Malawi. In a statement issued by the department and signed by Director of the Department Bright Kumchedwa, government says it is greatly concerned about the recent seizure of both ivory and rhino horn in Thailand, China and Vietnam between January and March this year.
According to the statement, the recent notable incident happened in China on 29th January at Pudong Airport where officials seized two checked baggage containing almost 39 kilograms of Rhino horn. The contraband was carried by South African Airways.
The department is seriously engaging all security institutions at KIA to get to the bottom of the matter as investigations are at advanced stage.
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