Three nabbed for elephant tusks (Namibia)
John Muyamba, New Era
August 29, 2022
RUNDU: Three Namibian male suspects aged 26, 30 and 33 are due in court
after they were arrested on Saturday night in Kavango West for illegal
possession of a live pangolin and two elephant tusks.
“The trio were arrested at 21h30 at Ntara village for dealing and bieng
found in possession of two pieces of elephant tusks as well as for dealing
in or found in possession of a live pangolin that they captured from the
forest which they offered for sale without a permit obtained from MEFT
during the police action,” said the Kavango West police.
According to the police, the value of a live pangolin is N$50,000, but the
two pieces of elephant tusks was not yet determined at the time of going to
print. “The suspects will appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court today, 29
August 2022,” the police said.
In a different case, a 32-year-old Namibian male suspect is also due for
court after he was found by the Kavango West Police in possession of
cannabis seeds on Thursday afternoon at Kaguni village during a police
“The suspect will make his first appearance on 29 August 2022 in the Rundu
Magistrate’s Court,” the police noted.
Meanwhile, in Rundu, a case of stock-theft is being investigated by the
police, where an 81-year-old pensioner reported his five cattle valued at
The police reported that the cattle were stolen at an unknown time on
Thursday at Namagadi village, and only three cattle were recovered. “The
suspect is not yet arrested and not known at this stage,’’ police stated.