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Two arrested with pangolin at Oshakati

2020-01-23  Nuusita Ashipala

Two arrested with pangolin at Oshakati
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ONGWEDIVA – The police in Oshana Region have in less than a week arrested five suspects in connection with protected wildlife crimes. 

The five suspects face charges of controlled wildlife products. In a recent incident yesterday, the police arrested two suspects who were found in possession of a live pangolin following a police tip-off.
They were arrested following a police search on their vehicle.

The two suspects whose names are withheld pending their appearance in court were arrested at Okaku kaNangula village, situated along the Oshakati-Omungwelume road.

Oshana police spokesperson, Warrant officer Frieda Shikole said the pangolin was found hiden under the rear seat of the motor vehicle during a police search.

The pangolin which is valued at approximately N$50 000 was handed over to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Three other suspects were arrested on Friday for being in possession of pangolin skins valued at N$150 000 in total.

The skins were found hidden in the boot of their vehicle.
They were arrested at Oniimwandi village which is located on the Oshakati-Okahao road.

2020-01-23  Nuusita Ashipala

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