Angolans arrested with N$2.1m

04 December 2018 | Crime

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Four Angolans were arrested at Hosea Kutako International Airport on Friday for failing to declare US$53 805 (about N$2.1 million) when they entered Namibia.

According to the police, the Angolans entered Namibia on Thursday at the Oshikango border post and were en route to China when they were arrested at the airport.

They have been charged for contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.

In a separate incident, a man was arrested on Saturday after he was found in possession of two elephant tusks and 58 unpolished diamonds. He was arrested at Shinyungwe village in Kavango East at about 00:30.

A 33-year-old mother allegedly strangled her two-year-old daughter on Wednesday and buried her in a shallow grave at Mangetti Dune.

The mother was arrested and the daughter was identified as Selma Liwanga.

In another incident on Friday, a two-year-old boy sustained serious burns after his nanny allegedly scalded him with hot water. The incident happened at the Harvey Height Court complex in Windhoek North. The 30-year-old nanny was arrested, but was released because of a lack of evidence.

At Epukiro, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 19-year-old on Friday. According to the police the girl was sleeping when the boy entered her room and raped her. She screamed and the boy fled. The girl then told her aunt what had happened, who alerted the police. The investigation is ongoing.

An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men aged 21 and 37 at Karibib in the early morning hours of Sunday.

It is alleged that the two men escorted the girl home from a bar and raped her at her house. Both suspects have been arrested.

A 20-year-old man was shot in his right leg on Friday in Wanaheda near the Hakahana informal settlement.

The man was apparently walking with friends along Monte Christo Road when he was struck by a bullet. It is not known who fired the shot and no arrests have been made. The man is in stable condition in the Katutura state hospital. At Ariamsvlei, a 23-year-old suspect was arrested on Saturday for allegedly being in possession of 150 grams of dagga valued at N$15 800. He was arrested during a police operation.

Three American tourists were threatened with a firearm and robbed at Farm Ondekaremba, about 5km from Hosea Kutako International Airport.

It is alleged that three men robbed the Americans of money and valuables such as clothes, iPhones, bottles of liquor, credit cards and cameras. The items are valued US$12 000 (about N$164 000).

Four suspects, including the driver of the getaway car, were arrested at the Kapps Farm roadblock. All the stolen items were recovered. The suspects were found in possession of a pistol with the serial number removed.

At Karibib, eight suspects, including a farmworker, allegedly slaughtered three cattle valued at N$45 000 on Farm Waldheim at about 04:00 on Sunday. They loaded the carcasses into their vehicle and drove to Okahandja, but were arrested before they reached the town.

The other seven suspects are kapana vendors at the Single Quarters in Katutura.

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