118 arrested for drugs
The bulk of the illicit drugs confiscated by the police last month consisted of dagga.
16 August 2019 | Crime
According to the spokesperson of the police, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, among the arrested suspects were 106 Namibians.
The other suspects were three Angolans, an Ethiopian, six Congolese, a South African and a Tanzanian.
The drugs seized included 33.16 kg of cannabis valued at N$331 600, 102 grams of cocaine powder valued at N$51 000 and 214 Mandrax tablets valued at N$25 680.
Crack cocaine to the value of N$14 000 and cannabis plants to the value of N$4 040 were also seized.
Furthermore, 21 boxes of smuggled cigarettes to the value of N$105 000 were confiscated by the police during July.
In June the police seized drugs worth more than N$1.3 million and arrested 117 suspects.
Among those arrested in June were 97 Namibians nationals, six Angolans and three Burundians. Police also arrested eight Congolese, one Tanzanian and two Zambian nationals.