Seven nabbed for being in possession of 250 kg of fish in Namwala
Namwala January 8 2014,ZANIS— Seven people have been arrested by a joint team of officers from the fisheries department and the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) in Namwala for being in possession of dried fish weighing about 250kg .
Among the arrested include six women and one man.
Sources from the fisheries department and ZAWA disclosed that the suspects were nabbed at an area called Kabulo along the Namwala -Choma road as they were trying to board a Lusaka bound bus on January 5 2014.
The suspects were from Katoshi fishing camp along the Kafue flats where the contraband is suspected to have been dried.
Fishing and being found in possession of fish is illegal during the fish ban period in line with Cap 200 of the Fishing Act of the laws of Zambia.
The government through the fisheries department implements a fish ban from 1st December 2014 t0 28thFebruary 2014 annually.