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September 12, 2020 - All Africa

Zimbabwe: Four Foreign Nationals Arrested for Animal Trafficking

Zimbabwe: Four Foreign Nationals Arrested for Animal Trafficking
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Two Congolese, one Zambian, one Malawian national were yesterday arrested by Zimbabwe National Parks officials after they were found trafficking 26 monkeys from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to South Africa without documentation.

In an interview with 263Chat Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo confirmed the case saying they are working on returning the animals to DRC.

"Four men were arrested yesterday for animal tracking without traveling documents and we are expecting them to appear in court today or tomorrow," said Farawo

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