Five wildlife products seized
19 November 2020 | Crime
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.