Three suspected cattle rustlers arrested with four carcasses

29 Jun 2017 15:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 29 JUN (NAMPA) - Three suspected cattle rustlers are behind bars at Otjiwarongo, after they were arrested while in possession of four carcasses on Wednesday and Thursday.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha on Thursday told Nampa in an interview the trio faces a charge of stock theft.
Mbeha said the suspects include two men and a woman aged 29, 30, and 35.
“We first apprehended a male suspect at Otjiwarongo Wednesday night and two others at the Okahandja-Windhoek permanent police roadblock Thursday morning,” said Mbeha.
She said the four carcasses are valued at more than N.dollars 32 000.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the four cattle were slaughtered at a farm between Otavi and Otjiwarongo on Wednesday night.
According to Mbeha, the suspects then proceeded to transport the meat in a pick-up with a plan to sell it in the capital.
The police allegedly received a tip-off from a member of the public when they arrested the first suspect in Otjiwarongo.
All three suspects are expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Police investigations continue.