Police in Kavango Region made one of their biggest breakthroughs in their campaign against stock-theft

KWAKI: The police in the Kavango Region made one of their biggest breakthroughs this year in their campaign against stock-theft and illegal dependency-producing substances when they recovered 24 heads of cattle and six bags of cannabis in Angola yesterday.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa today the cattle were recovered following a tip-off from a villager at Kwaki village, situated some 280 kilometres (km) west of Rundu.

The villager informed the police about livestock which was being driven into Angola from Namibia, which prompted the police to follow the footprints of three suspects, whom they apprehended about 15km into Angola.

Bampton explained that on their way back, the police also came across a man with 10 heads of cattle, which were also suspected to have been stolen from Namibia.

While the NamPol members were still in Angola, they then came across four men who were carrying six 50 kilogramme (kg) bags, and one small bag of cannabis.

The four suspects were arrested, and are expected to be charged with dealing in cannabis.