Police pounce on drugs

11 August 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



Several people were arrested for drug-related crimes over the weekend.

At Rupara village in the Kavango West Region, a 29-year-old man was arrested on Friday after he was searched and 32 grams of cannabis valued at N$320 was found in his possession.



Cocaine

In another incident on Friday, a 28-year-old Congolese man was arrested in Eros, Windhoek, for possession of four grams of cocaine powder valued at N$2 000.

At Walvis Bay, a 45-year-old Spanish man was arrested on Friday for dealing in cocaine powder and crack cocaine valued at N$10 500.



Cigarettes

At Noordoewer, two men, aged 23 and 27, were arrested on Saturday after they were searched and found in possession of cannabis, mandrax tablets and 70 packs of cigarettes with a total value of N$41 140.

At Narraville, a 22-year-old man was arrested on Friday for possession of 20 grams of cannabis and a mandrax tablet valued at N$290.

At Noordoewer, three men were arrested on Friday night after they were found in possession of six boxes of smuggled cigarettes valued at N$80 000 and two boxes of tobacco valued at N$9 600. They were charged with contravening the Tobacco Product Control Act and the Customs and Excise Act



Close to N$1m in drugs seized in July

Meanwhile, drugs to the value of nearly N$1 million were seized in Namibia during July.

According to information provided by the police, N$958 390 worth of drugs were seized last month, while 97 suspects were arrested.

The majority of the suspects were Namibians (84), followed by three Angolans, three Congolese, two Nigerians, two Burundians, a Tanzanian, a Romanian and a Zambian national.

According to a report, a total of 77 909 kilograms of cannabis was seized, valued at N$779 090.

Police also confiscated 1 285 mandrax tablets, valued at N$154 200, and 41 grams of cocaine powder valued at N$20 500, while 15 units of crack cocaine were confiscated, valued at N$1 500.

Furthermore, five ecstasy tablets, to the value of N$600, were confiscated, and five grams of crystal methamphetamine valued at N$2 500 was also seized.

In June, drugs to the value of more than N$2.166 million were seized and 108 suspects were arrested. They were 92 Namibians, five Angolans, four Tanzanians and two Zambians.

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