41 nabbed in December drug busts

14 January 2020 | Crime

The police arrested 41 people on drug charges in December and seized illicit drugs with a street value of N$481 450.

Most of those arrested, 39, were Namibians, while one Angolan and one Tanzanian were also arrested.

According to the police, the seizures included 31 238 kg of cannabis with a street value of N$371 600 and 818 Mandrax tablets worth N$98 160.

The police further seized 5 grams of cocaine powder worth N$2 500 and 19 units of crack cocaine worth N$1 900.

Namibian Sun recently reported that drugs worth close to N$12 million had been seized from June to November, while 636 suspects were arrested in connection with drug-related crimes.

Statistics provided by the police from June to November indicated that 568 of the suspects arrested were Namibians.

During these six months more than one tonne of cannabis was seized, along with 2 505 Mandrax tablets, 864 units of crack cocaine and 1 244 grams of cocaine powder.

In total, drugs to the value of N$11.9 million were seized which also included cocaine bullets and cannabis plants.

ELLANIE SMIT

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