Three arrested with rhino horns

17 Apr 2017 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 17 APR (NAMPA) – Three men were arrested Sunday for possession of rhino horns at the Engen fuel station in Walvis Bay.
Another man fled the scene when police arrived, said a statement issued by Namibian Police Force Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi here Monday.
The three men were arrested at 16h08. They include a 49-year-old Namibian soldier based in Okahandja, a 29-year-old man from Okahandja and a 36-year-old man from Swakopmund.
It is alleged the rhino horns were poached in the Otjozondjupa Region. The exact number of horns were not immediately available.
In another incident, three Chinese men were arrested after they were found throwing boxes of cigarettes through a toilet window at the Walvis Bay Airport on Friday.
It was detected that they smuggled 11 boxes of Shuangxi cigarettes, each containing 10 packets, into the country, and were avoiding declaring the goods to customs officials.
The goods were confiscated.
Two are employed by the China Harbour Engineering Company.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
In a separate incident, a 20-year-old woman was arrested Friday for stabbing her boyfriend, Carlos Garab, with a knife on the left side of his chest, killing him instantly at about 02h30 at the J.P Bar in the Makalani residential are in Grootfontein.
The suspect is expected to appear in court Tuesday.
Also on Friday, a man was stabbed to death after he got involved in a quarrel between two drivers when their vehicles collided near the Ehafu camp in the Nau-aib residential area of Okahandja.
The man has been identified as Daniel Nghihalwa, 39. He died instantly.
Two suspects - 29 and 24 years old - were arrested.
On the same day, Primus Kashikuka, 51, was found dead in his sleeping room at an unknown time at the Okaleke village in Outapi.
The cause of death is unknown and police investigations were launched.
In an apparent suicide, the body of Petrus Amaalwa, age unknown, was found hanging from the ceiling of his shack in Okuryangava, Windhoek on Friday at about 09h30.
The deceased was last seen alive Tuesday.
No suicide note was found.
The body of Josef Tomas, 35, was also found hanging from a green fishing net on a tree at the Onguma-Omulonga village in Onayena on Saturday at about 06h40.
No suicide note was left behind and no foul play is suspected.
The body of an adult Zambian man, Simushi Kalombota, was found hanging from a wire on a tree at Makaravan East in Katima Mulilo along the Ngoma road on Saturday at about 11h00.
No suicide note was found.
Another man was found hanging dead from a rope around his neck in his shack at the Sky Location in Oshakati on Saturday at about 07h30.
He has been identified as Nghipuuma Johannes, 42.
The deceased was last seen alive on Friday. No suicide note was left behind.
(NAMPA)
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