American nationals arrested at Outjo for illegal entry into Namibia

Two American nationals aged 46, and 61 years were arrested at a lodge near the Etosha National Park on Sunday after they were allegedly found to have entered the Namibia illegally.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Heinrich Tjiveze in an interview with Nampa on Monday said the two men's passports allegedly has no date stumps of Namibia's immigration officials showing where they entered the country from South Africa.

Their passports were found not have been endorsed by any immigration official at a gazetted entry point of Namibia, said Tjiveze.

Tjiveze stated that even after they had entered the country, the two men whose mission is still unknown to the police allegedly also failed to present themselves to an immigration officer in Namibia.

Tjiveze said it is not known where and when the two Americans had entered Namibia from South Africa where they were supposed to end, as their passports only carries that country (South Africa's immigration date stump.

Tjiveze said the two men also has no permits that allows them to stay in Namibia or at the lodge situated about 90 kilometres northwest of Outjo near Etosha National Park where they were arrested.

The two men are expected to appear in the Outjo Magistrate's Court during this week.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency