Five men arrested with elephant tusks

20 Apr 2015 09:00am
KAMUTJONGA, 20 APR (NAMPA) - Five men were arrested after they were found in possession of elephant tusks in the Kavango East Region’s Mukwe Constituency on Saturday morning.
The incident occurred at Kamutjonga village situated some 220 kilometres east of Rundu.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s acting Crime Investigations Co-ordinator covering the Kavango East Region, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told this agency on Monday the suspects were apprehended after being found in possession of nine elephant tusks.
The combined value of the tusks is yet to be determined.
The suspects, aged between 35 and 41-years-old, include one Angolan national, two Botswana nationals, and two Namibians.
They were arrested following a tip from members of the community.
The culprits, who are expected to be charged with the illegal possession of controlled wildlife products, are expected to appear in the Ndiyona district Magistrate's Court in due course.