Seven nabbed for poaching in Kunene

28 Aug 2017 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 28 AUG (NAMPA) – Seven suspects were arrested on Saturday at Erwee settlement in the Kunene Region for being in possession of two rhino horns.
Crime Investigation Coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Kunene Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu told Nampa on Monday that the suspects were arrested during a police operation in that area.
It is alleged that police in Palmwag settlement became suspicious of two vehicles parked at Erwee settlement.
According to Kanyetu, three men were standing at these vehicles.
The police, after interviewing them, established that the three men allegedly had come to collect four others who by then were out in the field allegedly hunting down a rhino.
The poaching, according to Kanyetu, took place in Grootberg River in the Sesfontein Constituency.
All seven men were then arrested and charged with hunting of specially protected game (black rhino); possession of protected game products (two rhino horns); possession of unlicensed firearms (two riffles) and illegal possession of ammunition.