Six of 14 stolen cattle detained in Angola returned to owner

08 Aug 2013 09:50
RUNDU, 08 AUG (NAMPA) – Six of the 14 head of cattle stolen from Namibia and driven into Angola last week, have been identified and returned to their rightful owner.
The remaining eight cattle have not yet been identified, as their ear tags have been removed when it was cut off with the ears of the cattle.
The unidentified cattle are currently being kept at the Katwitiwi border post, which Namibia shares with Angola.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton confirmed the return of some of the cattle to Nampa on enquiry on Thursday.
Three suspects were arrested last week Monday for allegedly stealing the 14 cattle.
The cattle were recovered following a tip-off from a villager at the Kwaki village, situated some 280 kilometres west of Rundu, who saw the cattle being driven out of Namibia into Angola.
NamPol officers detained the suspects about 15km into Angola. Two of the suspects are Angolan nationals, and one Namibian.
Angolan law-enforcement officers arrested the suspects, and they will as such deal with them because they were arrested in their territory.
The suspects’ names are known, but cannot be released as it has not yet been established whether they have appeared in an Angolan court of law.