WINDHOEK, 29 APR – Five men were arrested on Friday for alleged cattle theft at Kalkrand, a farm in the Kamanjab policing area.
According to Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator in Kunene, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu, the suspects aged 29, 31, 32, 36 and 38 are expected to appear in the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
It is alleged that the suspects stole eight cattle, removed the ear tags rebranded them and arranged for a truck to pick up the cattle.
They were however spotted and the matter was reported to the police, which acted without delay to apprehend the suspects, said Kanyetu.
The value of the cattle is estimated at N.dollars 80 000.
In another incident last week, a 36-year-old man was arrested at the Alpha roadblock after he was found in possession of eight parcels of cannabis.
The police allegedly stopped the vehicle in which the suspect was travelling, searched it and found the drugs.
Kanyetu warned against drug dealing in the region, saying that the police has declared a war against drug dealers, as it now involves schoolchildren being used to sell drugs.