Refugees, inmate nabbed for drugs
Fruitful police action
19 February 2021 | Crime
Regional crime investigations coordinator; “No identity document was found in his possession.”
A 22-year-old Burundian man from the Osire Refugee Camp was recently arrested in Swakopmund’s industrial area for dealing in narcotics valued at an estimated N$340 550 during a police action.
The drugs include suspected cocaine powder (88g), half-moon of suspected crack cocaine, 20 suspected mandrax tablets and cannabis (5.6kg).
The suspect, who had no identification documents at the time of his arrest, will make his first appearance before the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Another refugee from the Osire Refugee Camp was also arrested in Swakopmund’s Mondesa township. The 27-year-old Congolese national was found in possession of cannabis (220g) worth N$11 000.
“No identity document was found in his possession,” said NamPol’s Erongo regional crime investigation coordinator, deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu.
The suspect will appear before the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
In other news, an inmate (23) at the Walvis Bay correctional service was nabbed at the prison while in possession of cocaine as well as cannabis mixed with tobacco worth a combined estimated value of N$5 000.
He will appear before the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
In Usakos, a 41-year-old man was arrested recently for dealing with 21 ballies of cannabis (majat) and 18 parcels of cannabis (skunk) of about 4.3kg, worth N$45 550.
The suspect was also in possession of a 7.65mm pistol. Additionally, he was in possession of nine live rounds without a firearm licence.
He will appear before the Usakos Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Investigations in all four matters continue.