118 arrested for drugs

The bulk of the illicit drugs confiscated by the police last month consisted of dagga.

16 August 2019 | Crime

A total of 118 suspects were arrested for possession and dealing in illegal drugs last month, while the police seized drugs with a street value of N$531 320.

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.



ELLANIE SMIT

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