Five arrested for possessing elephant tusks

07 Jan 2018 10:30am
KATIMA MULILO, 07 JAN (NAMPA) – Five people were arrested after being found in possession of elephants tusks at Katima Mulilo on Friday.
Deputy Commissioner John Nyanya of the Namibian Police Force in the Zambezi Region told Nampa a source informed the police that four men planned to bring elephant tusks from Zambia to a house in the Choto informal settlement at Katima.
“We monitored the house which belongs to a 39-year-old woman and witnessed the men bringing the four tusks to the house,” he said.
Nyanya said the police raided the house and arrested the woman, who informed them that the men went back to Zambia to bring in a buyer.
“We arrested the men at the Wenela border post the same day on their way back,” he said.
The men are aged between 28 and 49 and one is a Zambian national.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of unlawful possession of protected game products.