Congolese national busted with N$1.3 million worth of dagga

Crime

09 June 2021 | Crime

Walvis Bay • [email protected]


The Erongo Drug Law Enforcement Sub-division made a major drug bust in Swakopmund on Tuesday, when a Congolese man (31) was arrested for dealing in cannabis.

The suspect was found in possession of 2.7kg of cannabis valued at N$1 350 000.

He was caught at a complex opposite Shell service station in Nelson Mandela Street, Swakopmund, and is expected to appear in the magistrate’s court on Thursday on a charge of dealing, alternatively possession of cannabis.

According to the police report, the suspect already has a pending drug case, having been arrested in Mondesa with 1g of cocaine powder valued at N$500. That case was remanded to 12 July 2021 for plea and trail.

More busts

In a separate incident, another man (26) was arrested in Mondesa last Thursday for dealing in crack cocaine and powder. He was arrested at the single quarters, close to the Continental bar during a police operation.

Eddieson !Auxab made his first appearance on Monday. He was found with 98 units of crack cocaine and 2g of cocaine powder valued at N$10 800.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on a charge of possession of cannabis last Friday in a police operation in Narraville, Walvis Bay. He was arrested at a house in Atlantis Street with 23 bankies of cannabis (skunk of 40g) valued at N$2 000. Charles Kisting (33) made his first appearance in court on Monday.

Also last Friday, another man (36) was arrested in the vicinity of the Narraville soccer field for possession of cannabis and illicit cigarettes. He was found in possession of 8 bankies of cannabis (skunk, 10g) and 14 packets of illicit cigarettes valued at N$514.
Ralph Thomas also made his first court appearance on Monday.

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