A COMBINED team of officers from the Zambia Police Service, Zambia Air Force (ZAF) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife have arrested a 38-year-old taxi driver in Livingstone for illegal possession of 10 elephant tusks among other restricted articles.
Southern Province commissioner of police Goldwin Phiri said in a statement yesterday that the taxi driver was arrested around 05:00 hours on Thursday at Livingstone ZAF base.
Mr Phiri named the suspect as Winter Ngenda of Morelight Extension in Livingstone. Two other suspects only identified as John and Sylvester evaded arrest.
Mr Phiri said the taxi driver had used a bush path to avoid a roadblock at Department of National Parks and Wildlife gates and drove into a ZAF check point at which he was arrested.