Cop, manager nabbed for smuggling in Covid-19 SA fugitive

17 June 2020 | Crime

RONELLE RADEMEYER AND

JEMIMA BEUKES

WINDHOEK



Police chief Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has confirmed that Covid-19 case number 33 is a South African passport holder who apparently crossed the Orange River in a canoe on Friday.

He was allegedly assisted by a police sergeant and the general manager of a company at Lüderitz. The two Namibians also secured a lift for him to Windhoek.

The South African was quarantined in Windhoek two days after entering the country.

Ndeitunga says the man was arrested at the quarantine facility yesterday after his true identity was revealed by intelligence sources.

He is now in solitary confinement, as are the two Namibians who assisted him, who have also been arrested.



10 cops in quarantine

Furthermore, over ten police officers who had been in contact with them were also quarantined, Ndeitunga said.





“This person seems to have a Namibian relation, because he speaks Oshiwambo fluently, but he has a South African passport. So, he crossed into Namibia illegally, through the Orange River and he was abetted and assisted by two Namibians,” Ndeitunga said.

“The law will take its course. We have quarantined probably ten or more because of those two Namibians.”

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