Two arrested for alleged possession of pangolin skin worth N.dollars 200 000

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region has opened a case against two men aged 46 and 57 after they were allegedly found in possession of four pangolin skins worth N.dollars 200 000.

According to the region’s Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo on Thursday, the incident occurred on Wednesday around 04h30 at the Puma Service Station.

The suspects were also found in possession of other items such as a licensed Makarov pistol with eight rounds of ammunition, a diamond tester, and N.dollars 6 405 cash.

‘It is alleged that a covert intelligence-driven operation was carried out that led to the interception and ultimate arrest of two suspects, who were found in possession of pangolin skins,’ said Ekandjo.

The suspects are arrested and in police custody at Tsumeb.

Police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency