Three nabbed in possession of pangolin skin

28 Dec 2016 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 28 DEC (NAMPA) – Three Namibian men were Friday arrested in the capital for possession of a pangolin skin and trade of an endangered species.
Acting spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Inspector Tashiya Kadhila told Nampa on Tuesday the men were arrested around 19h15 at a bridge along the Western Bypass while attempting to sell the skin.
She said they were trying to sell the pangolin skin to who they thought were passers-by but who were in fact police officers on duty.
“One of the suspects tried to run from police arrest and was shot in the right leg,” said Kadhila.
The names of the accused are known to Nampa, but are withheld until they appear in court this week.
In a separate incident in northern Namibia, a 28-year-old female from Ongwediva’s new reception settlement was allegedly raped on Sunday.
It is alleged that the victim was dragged into nearby bushes behind the University of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba Campus at the town at around 07h00.
It is reported that the victim’s flatmate found the suspect in the act and alerted the police.
He was arrested and remains in police custody until his court appearance this week.