A 28-year-old Namibian male was on Friday arrested after he was found in possession of a rhino horn valued at N.dollars 300 000 at Outjo in the Kunene Region.
The Namibian Police Force in their crime report on Sunday said the suspect was apprehended at about 20h15 on the Outjo/Okaukuejo public road after he was found with a parcel containing the rhino horn.
Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga noted that the suspect was arrested during a police operation when his vehicle with Outjo registration was stopped and searched. The suspect is in police custody at the Outjo Police Station holding cells and investigations continue.
In a separate incident on Saturday, a 58-year-old foreign national was forcefully robbed of her personal belongings valued at N.dollars 65 280.
Kuwinga stated that the unknown suspect threatened the woman and held her at knifepoint and took her backpack, including two cellphones.
No recovery or arrest has been made and investigations continue.
In another incident it is alleged that on Saturday, an unknown suspect unlawfully and intentionally stole a complainant’s properties valued at N.dollars 15 000 at Wanaheda in Windhoek.
The inspector noted that the suspect at about 00h30 stole two jacks, a wheel spanner and jumping cables all valued at N.dollars 15 000 and again, nothing has been recovered nor an arrest made as yet.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency