Five wildlife products seized

19 November 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



A Namibian man who illegally hunted two warthogs and an impala was sentenced to five months in prison or a N$6 000 fine last week.

According to the latest wildlife crime report, only two new cases of wildlife crime were reported between 8 November and 15 November.

Two suspects were arrested in connection with wildlife crime and five illegal wildlife products were seized.

These were two warthog carcasses, an impala carcass and a lechwe carcass.

At Kalkfeld, a Namibian man was arrested on 8 November for being in possession of two warthog carcasses and an impala carcass. A vehicle was confiscated.

Joel Ochurub was charged with illegal hunting of huntable game and illegal hunting of specially protected game.

He was found guilty on 12 November and sentenced to a fine of N$6 000 or five months in prison.

In another incident at Katima Mulilo, a Namibian man was arrested for being in possession of two lechwe carcasses and a shotgun was confiscated.

Likunga Puteho was charged with illegally hunting protected game and illegal possession of a firearm.

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