SWAKOPMUND: The owner of a well-known butchery and fish shop here made his first appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of allegedly being in possession of game meat without a permit.
Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi granted Marthinus Fourie bail of N.dollars 5 000, and remanded the case to 15 November this year for further Police investigations.
Fourie was arrested here on Monday by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol). Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator of NamPol in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa stated during a media conference on Tuesday that NamPol received a tip-off from members of the public that the suspect received meat believed to be Oryx meat.
She said that a total of 10 Oryx carcasses, valued at about N.dollars 20 000, were confiscated.
The suspect apparently told NamPol that he bought the meat from a friend who has a butchery in Mariental, but he could not provide the papers for the game meat.
Bail conditions stipulate that Fourie hand in his South African passport and report once a week to the Mondesa Police station.