Poacher arrested, two more on the run

05 Jan 2019 14:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 05 JAN (NAMPA) – A 29-year-old man was arrested after being found in possession of the carcasses of two oryx and a warthog by police officers patrolling the Otjiwarongo-Okahandja road Friday night.
Inspector Lucia Kahuure of the Namibian Police Force told Nampa on Saturday he was one of three men transporting the carcasses in a sedan, which a team of police officers on patrol on the B1 road came across.
“Two of the suspects fled and we apprehended one of them,” said Kahuure.
She said the suspects used an assagai to kill the three protected game species.
The carcasses and the vehicle suspected to have been used in the illegal act were impounded.
The 29-year-old suspect will appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on a charge of illegal hunting on Monday.
Police investigations continue.