OTJIWARONGO, 02 JUN – Two men were arrested and their pick-up impounded after they were found in possession of 19 bags of dried meat on the Outjo-Otjiwarongo road on Saturday.
The suspects, aged 27 and 32, were arrested on a charge of illegal possession of stolen stock or livestock products.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa members of the Outjo police were carrying out a regular patrol in the early hours of Saturday morning when they stopped the pick-up.
“There were five men in the vehicle but three fled into the bushes shortly after the vehicle was stopped around 04h20,” she said.
The suspects who are on the run are known to the police and Mbeha urged them to hand themselves over to the police.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the suspects might have camped in the area of Otjikondo on the Onamatanga road west of Outjo for a few days.
There they are suspected to have slaughtered four cattle.
Mbeha said the meat is valued at N.dollars 30 000.
Police investigations continue.