Police nab eight drug suspects

23 May 2019 | Crime

Eight suspects were arrested this past weekend for allegedly being in possession of illegal narcotics, including crack cocaine.

The majority of the arrests were made in Rehoboth.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Rehoboth after he attempted to destroy the drugs in his possession.

According to the police the suspect attempted to destroy half a packet of cannabis on Sunday in Block G, while mandrax tablets were also allegedly found in his possession.

He was allegedly found with 0.40 grams of cannabis, eight full mandrax tablets, two half mandrax tablets and two quarter mandrax tablets.

The combined street value is estimated to be N$3 140.

In a separate incident a 50-year-old man was arrested in Rehoboth for allegedly being in possession of drugs to the value of N$7 480.

According to the police the man was arrested on Saturday in Block B.

He was allegedly found with 40 packets of cannabis, 53 full mandrax tablets, nine half mandrax tablets and six quarter mandrax tablets.

A 35-year-old man was also arrested for allegedly being in possession of 16 units of crack cocaine valued at N$1 600 on Sunday at Rehoboth in front of the Dr Lemmer High School.

In another incident on Friday, a 26-year-old man was arrested Rehoboth's Block F after he was allegedly found in possession of seven packets of cannabis and one mandrax tablet valued at N$210.

Also on Friday, a 23-year-old man was arrested in Rehoboth after allegedly being found in possession of two mandrax tablets valued at N$240.

The suspect was arrested in front of Memes Inn Bar in Block B.

Another 30-year-old man was also arrested in Rehoboth in front of the same bar for allegedly being in the possession of eight packets of cannabis (five grams) valued at N$210.

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old man was arrested on Friday in Block E for allegedly being in possession of 48 packets of cannabis valued at N$2 400.

In another incident, a 31-year-old man was arrested in Opuwo on Friday after he was allegedly found with a parcel of cannabis in his jacket.

The arrest took place at Orutjandja location during a stop and search operation by the police.

ELLANIE SMIT

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