South African man nabbed over timber

Zambia’s commercial timber stocks equal 340,1 million cubic meters, more than half of which grows in the three provinces targeted by the CIFOR-led research, according to Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates
Zambia’s commercial timber

POLICE in Petauke have arrested a 44-year-old South African man for alleged possession of a truckload of illegally harvested mukula timber.
Eastern Province deputy commissioner of police Patrick Bili said in an interview yesterday that Gideon Daniel of Mpumalanga in South Africa was arrested on Sunday.
Mr Bili said Mr Daniel was allegedly found with illegally harvested mukula logs concealed in his containerised truck registration number HDD 571-MS.


“On Sunday around 04:00 hours, we arrested a South African man for alleged possession of prohibited biological resources commonly known as mukula,” he said.
Mr Bili said police have impounded the truck and detained Mr Daniel.
He is expected to appear in court today.
He warned foreigners against engaging in illegal activities and also advised citizens to avoid getting into conflict with the law.