West Norfolk man charged with selling saltwater crocodile

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Police have charged a West Norfolk man with four counts of selling endangered species, including a crocodile, and drugs offences.

John McCabe, 36, of Sedge Drove, Ten Mile Bank, is due to appear in court in May after he was formally charged yesterday.

Norfolk Police have today (Friday, April 1) issued a clarification to state he has been charged with selling skulls and not live animals

He faces one allegation of selling a saltwater crocodile and three counts of selling crab-eating Macaques, contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations.

He has also been charged with two counts of possessing cannabis, a class B drug.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said the charges were brought after officers executed a warrant to search a property in Sedge Drove, Ten Mile Bank on February 10.

The operation was carried out with the support of the National Wildlife Crime Unit and followed intelligence leads.

McCabe has been bailed to appear before Lynn magistrates on May 12.