Truck driver's alleged drugs' case postponed to July

19 Jun 2013 09:00
WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) ? A truck driver who was arrested in April this year while allegedly in possession of more than 250 kilogrammes (kg) of cannabis, made another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Donovan Kubas (age not given), was arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Drug Law-Enforcement Unit at a roadblock between Windhoek and Rehoboth.
He appeared before Magistrate Hileni Kavara on a charge of dealing in potentially dangerous dependence-producing drugs (cannabis) on Wednesday morning.
A summary of substantial facts contained in the charge-sheet had it that the confiscated 253kg of cannabis was valued at N.dollars 759 630.
His case was, however, remanded until 03 July this year for further police investigations, and to allow the police investigating officer in the matter to bring the docket of the case to court.
Today's postponement was decided on upon agreement reached between Public Prosecutor Erick Naikaku and Kubas's defence lawyer, Bradley Basson.
Kubas is free on bail, which bail was extended until his next court appearance.
NamPol spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi earlier told a media briefing in the capital after the arrest of Kubas that the confiscated drugs originated from neighbouring South Africa, and were destined for the local market.
According to Shikwambi, the drugs were found by police sniffer dogs whilst hidden in bags and concealed in the trailer amongst the ordinary freight of a local transport company.