Two arrested with N$1.5m worth of cannabis

31 August 2021 | Crime



A 54-year-old Namibian and a 27-year-old South African were arrested with 62 vacuumed bags of cannabis weighing 30 690 grams in the Warmbad District near the Narus Farm on Friday. The cannabis has a total value of more than N$1.53 million.

It is alleged the Namibian man aided and harboured the South African suspect, who did not have valid documents. The South African apparently crossed the Orange River illegally from Beenbreek into Namibia to Narus Farm.

In a separate incident, an 81-year-old woman died after she was assaulted by her 33-year-old daughter-in-law in Rehoboth.

According to the police, Elizabeth Maria died in hospital after a confrontation with her daughter-in-law during which she was assaulted on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 29-year-old man at Rundu on Saturday.

It is alleged that the incident occurred at the Ndama location and, according to the police, the man has been arrested.

Road accidents

At least seven road fatalities were reported during the long weekend on Namibia’s roads.

At Mondesa, the body of an unidentified man was found lying in the road after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross the road on Saturday. The police have requested that anyone who might have seen the incident to report to the police.

In another incident, a 32-year-old woman died in an accident on the Sesfontein-Opuwo gravel road at the Okatumba village on Saturday, while six others were seriously injured.

It is alleged that the unlicenced driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. The deceased has been identified as Uaaketundu Liisa Kavetu. According to the police, the driver has been arrested.

A 46-year-old man died after he was hit by a cyclist on the Karibib-Okahandja road next to Shell service station on Saturday. He has been identified as Christof Moava.

In a separate incident on Friday, a 59-year-old man died in an accident on the C14 gravel road between Solitaire and Maltahöhe.

Lukas Swartbooi, who was the driver of the vehicle, died on the spot while two passengers were seriously injured in the accident.

It is alleged that Swartbooi lost control of the vehicle they were travelling in.

Furthermore, two women and a baby died in an accident on Friday approximately 10 km from Usakos towards Karibib.

The deceased have been identified as 19-year-old Recotha Precious Tsuses, 21-year-old Stacey Tsuses and two-year-old Make do Mootseng, who succumbed at a hospital in Windhoek.

It is alleged that three other people sustained serious injuries in the accident when the vehicles they were travelling in collided.

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