No bail for trio found with elephant tusks

No bail for trio found with elephant tusks

The case of three Namibian suspects arrested after they were found in possession of three elephant tusks was postponed to 24 April 2017 for further police investigations.
The trio appeared in the Rundu Magistrate's Court in the Kavango West Region after they were arrested on charges of possessing controlled wildlife products.
After their rights were explained to them by the magistrate the accused preferred to conduct their own defence.
The suspects; Paulus Muhora Mahingi (33), Fabianus Tamungera (26), and John Muratu (22) are residents of Mushangara and Kaku villages in the Mukwe district.
The accused were refused bail.
They were arrested at Andara village, in the Mukwe constituency, on Wednesday, around 18h00.
The weight and value of the tusks are still to be determined.