The State, in a matter in which a trio is accused of attempting to smuggle ornamental Mbuna fish to Tanzania, has amended the charge sheet, slapping two of the suspects with four counts.

State prosecutor George Kaputa said the state will parade 7 witnesses on the new counts which are; Being found in possession with specimen of endangered species without licence, Conveying weapons into the protected area without licence, Using fish nets capable of killing endangered species and illegal holding of fish.

Both suspects pleaded not guilty to the new counts.

First grade Magistrate George Thomas Longwe has since reserved his ruling on a bail application to 16 October, 2020.

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