Three arrested with mandrax tablets worth close to N$ 300 000

14 Jun 2015 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 14 JUN (NAMPA) - Three men were arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Drug Unit for illegal possession of a huge consignment of mandrax tablets in the capital on Friday afternoon.
NamPol’s Commanding Officer responsible for the Khomas Region, Commissioner Heinrich Tjiveze told a media briefing on Sunday afternoon that the three were arrested on the premises of Windhoek-based Epic Transport Company in the northern industrial area at about 14h30.
The three men, who are all Namibians, had in their possession 4 912 mandrax tablets with a street value of about N.dollars 294 720.
One of them is a truck driver of the Epic Transport company.
The suspects are 36, 27 and 26 years old, respectively.
They are expected to make their first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court along Mungunda Street in Katutura on Monday morning.
The trio was arrested with the help of members of the public who tipped-off the police about the truck coming to Namibia from neighbouring South Africa via Botswana.
The police highly commended the public for rendering assistance that led to the immediate arrest of the three suspected drug dealers.
Police investigations into the matter continue, said Tjiveze.
In a separate development, the Wanaheda Police reported that a 36-year-old woman was shot and wounded in her right shoulder while sleeping in her corrugated iron shack along Montumelo Street in the Babylon informal settlement on Friday evening at about 20h40.
It is suspected that she was hit by a stray bullet which was fired from outside a nearby shebeen.
The victim was admitted to the Katutura State Hospital. Her condition is reportedly stable.
A suspect was arrested on Sunday and is expected to make his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning.
Police investigations continue.