Two Chinese arrested with horn in court Monday

22 Jan 2017 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 JAN (NAMPA) ¬Ė Two Chinese men arrested last week after they were found in possession of rhino horns will Monday appear in the Windhoek Magistrate¬ís Court.
Namibian Police Force Head of Media Relations, Chief Inspector, Kauna Shikwambi told Nampa on Sunday they were arrested at Berghof Court in Eros.
The value of the horns is not yet determined.
Shikwambi said Nampol and City Police on Thursday conducted a joint operation at the suspect’s flat around 22h00 and found two rhino horns and a short gun.
NamPol Inspector-General, Sebastian Ndeitunga told Nampa on Friday that poaching remains a serious criminal situation in Namibia where most poachers are Namibians while the buyers are mostly likely Chinese.
He warned people to refrain from such criminal activities and report anyone involved in such activities.
In November last year, a Chinese man was arrested in South Africa after he was found with 18 rhino horns worth N.dollars 6.6 million. It is suspected the horns were smuggled out of Namibia.