The Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe has convicted a Chinese national, Yun Hua Lin, for wildlife related offences.
Lin, is believed to be a kingpin, of an international gang that deals in wildlife products.
He has been found guilty on two charges; possession of wildlife products and money laundering.
He becomes part of a long list of Chinese nationals who have been convicted or on trial for wildlife offences in Malawi.
His arrest in August 2019, after a three month hunt, was hailed as a break through in the fight against wildlife crimes in Malawi.
The judgement today was delivered by Justice Violet Chipao who started the case when she was Chief Resident Magistrate before her promotion as judge.
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