101 arrested for drugs

The police confiscated illicit drugs worth N$947 580 last month.

09 February 2021 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



More than 100 suspects were arrested for drug-related crimes last month, of which 94 were Namibians.

Three Zambian nationals, two Burundians and one Congolese national were also arrested.

Police confiscated drugs worth N$947 580.

This included 89 102 kg of cannabis to the value of N$891 020; 448 Mandrax tablets to the value of N$53 760, and 28 units of crack cocaine valued at N$2 800.

In December, a total of 41 suspects was arrested in connection with drug-related crimes and N$481 450 in drugs were seized. Of the suspects arrested, 39 were Namibians, while one was Angolan and one Tanzanian national was also arrested.

According to the police, a total of 31 238 kg of cannabis was seized during December to the value of N$371 600, while 818 Mandrax tablets to the value of N$98 160 were also confiscated.

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