Poachers in the park

15 July 2020 | Crime

Swakopmund • [email protected]

Police in the Erongo region are looking for several poachers who are said to have killed seven Oryx in the Namib-Naukluft National Park and were seen while transporting the animals, Erongo police spokesman Erastus Iikuyu said.

He added that the previously unknown number of poachers were caught red-handed in the protected area at around 20:00 last Saturday. “Nature conservation officers came upon them per chance. The men fled into the night on foot,” Iikuyu said.

They left two vehicles and the seven poached Oryx behind.

“The two vehicles used in the crime have been secured and we are busy identifying the owners,” Iikuyu said.

The poached animals are valued at around N$18 000.

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