Drugs worth N$12m seized in 6 months
05 December 2019 | Crime
Statistics provided by the police indicate that 568 of the suspects were Namibians. The others were 21 Congolese, 17 Angolans, 10 Burundians, seven Tanzanians, four South Africans, two Zambians, one Ethiopian, one Kenyan and a Zimbabwean.
During these six months the police seized more than a tonne of cannabis, 2 505 Mandrax tablets, 864 units of crack cocaine and 1 244 grams of cocaine powder with a street value of N$11.9 million. In November, drugs worth more than N$8 million were confiscated and 80 suspects arrested – 63 Namibians, six Angolans, three Burundians, three Tanzanians, three Congolese, a South African and a Kenyan.
The seizures consisted of 804 kg of dagga, 618 Mandrax tablets, 90 grams of cocaine powder and 152 units of crack cocaine.
In October, the police said Namibia was no longer just a transit route for drugs but had become a “user nation”.
During October, drugs worth N$835 695 were seized and 92 suspects were arrested, including 85 Namibians.
In September, drugs to the value of N$334 920 were seized and 88 suspects arrested, including 84 Namibians.
In August, 141 suspects were arrested with drugs to the value of N$760 650, of whom 133 were Namibians.
In July, 118 suspects were arrested for drug possession and dealing and the police seized drugs valued at N$531 320. Among the arrested suspects were 106 Namibians.
In June the police confiscated drugs valued at N$1.3 million and arrested 117 suspects including 97 Namibians.