Four suspected poachers arrested in Windhoek.
06 Jan 2015 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 06 JAN (NAMPA) - Four suspected game poachers found themselves on the wrong side of the law, after they were arrested shortly before midnight on the 30th of December last year.
The group of five, which included the driver - who claimed no knowledge of the motives of the four -and their hunting dogs, were stopped at a mobile roadblock in Klein Windhoek.
The Roadblock was set up by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), various Neighbourhood watch groups, members of the Women and Men Network against Crime and the City Police.
A variety of weapons and other sharp objects, such as an axe, sharpened spear-like iron rods, knives and saw blades, were found in the back of the unlicensed vehicle.
Law enforcement officers immediately acted and arrested the four on suspicion that they might be involved in poaching, after one suspect admitted to hunting with his dog outside Windhoek on the Road to Gobabis.
The suspects were taken to the police station at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, as the alleged crime took place in that jurisdiction.
The investigation officer who spoke on condition of anonymity told Nampa the suspects already appeared in the Circuit Court at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, and all are out on bail of N.dollar 400.00 each.
They are expected to be back in court during first week March. Police investigations into the case continues.