Man charged with illegally selling a saltwater crocodile skull, crab-eating macaque skull and being in possession of cannabis

A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with wildlife offences including selling a saltwate

A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with wildlife offences including selling a saltwater crocodile and a crab-eating macaque, as well as being in possession of cannabis. - Credit: Archant

A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with wildlife offences including selling a saltwater crocodile skull and a crab-eating macaque skull, as well as being in possession of cannabis.

John McCabe, of Sedge Drove, Ten Mile Bank, was charged yesterday.

It comes after a warrant was carried out at an address on February 10 with the assistance of the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) following intelligence.

McCabe was charged with one count of selling a saltwater crocodile and three counts of selling a crab-eating macaque.

This is contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 1997 which lists the species, respectively, in annex A and B.


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McCabe was also charged with two counts of possession of a Class B drug, namely cannabis.

He was bailed to appear at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday May 12.

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