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A Namibian national identified as Daniel Thomas (35) from Otaneno was arrested by Angolan authorities after he was found with several brand new firearms and ammunition.

The incident happened around 07h50 on Thursday when Angolan authorities inspected goods at the Xangongo Customs Tax Post.

Thomas is now in Angolan police custody.

Namibia police spokesperson deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi said they followed up the report they saw on social media with Interpol.

Kauna said they discovered that the guns were bought from one of the shops in Namibia.

The guns and ammunition included Ruger AR556 (Silent), FSM12, CZ Scorpion EVO 3S1, and pistols. There were also 18 gun magazines, four pistol magazines, 51 1/50 ammo boxes and 15 sabre knives.

In a statement on Sunday, the Angolan authorities said Thomas was

travelling from Santa-Clara, Xangongo, bound for the Province of Luanda, aboard a Volvo car, registration-STP87-NA.

According to the statement, Thomas said that he did not import the weapons but received them as an order to be delivered to a man known as Tony Brigadeiro.

Angolan police unit commander Goncalo Manuel Antonio, who sent out the statement seen by The Villager, said Thomas did not provide the security guard’s name.

“He said he was given only the security contact, which has the recipient’s contact who will receive it.

“The goods mentioned above do not have any authorisation issued by the CGPNA, which gives them the right to import this type of goods, as they are prohibited goods without proof of payment of customs duties and other charges.

“It should be noted that the files, the alleged defendant, the weapons, pistols, ammunition, and knives were sent to the local municipal command of Xangongo (sic) for the required due treatment,” Antonio said.

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