Two arrested after allegedly being found in possession of live pangolin

ONALUNIKE: Two male suspects were arrested after they were allegedly found in possession of a live pangolin in the Oshikoto Region on Sunday.

The Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Crime Investigations Coordinator for Oshikoto, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, told Nampa the men, aged 30 and 34, were arrested around 20h00 in the Nehale Lyampingana Constituency during a joint anti-poaching operation between the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and the Ministry of Environment.

‘The pangolin is valued at N.dollars 50 000. The suspects are expected to appear in the Tsumeb Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday,’ Ekandjo said.

Meanwhile, the police also reported that an Angolan national thought to be between 25 and 30 years old died after being run over on the B1 road between Omuthiya and Ondangwa.

The accident occurred around 19h20 on Saturday while the man was crossing the road.

The man was employed at a bar in Onalunike village.

‘It is alleged that the driver of a white Toyota pick-up with Windhoek registration was driving from Omuthiya towards Ondangwa direction and allegedly ran over a pedestrian who was trying to cross the road,’ Ekandjo said.

The man died on the spot and his body was transported to the Omuthiya Police Station mortuary.

His next of kin have not yet been informed and no arrests have been made in connection with the matter.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency