Drugs confiscated at Otjiwarongo, Osire and Outjo

16 Feb 2016 08:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 16 FEB (NAMPA) – Seven people were arrested over the weekend in the Otjozondjupa Region for possession of cannabis and mandrax tablets.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Monday that 98 grams (g) of cannabis and eight mandrax tablets were confiscated during a police operation at Otjiwarongo on Friday.
“We then also conducted intensive operations in Osire and Outjo on Saturday, where we confiscated parcels of cannabis from suspected drug dealers there,” she said.
Mbeha said that about 142g of cannabis was confiscated at the Osire Refugee Resettlement Farm on Saturday, while at Outjo on the same day about 148g of cannabis was seized.
The estimated street value of the drugs is N.dollars 4 000.
“Various police operations targeting criminals of this nature will continue in this region. I warn all drug dealers to refrain from these practices and encourage them to engage themselves in better businesses apart from trading drugs,” said Mbeha.
The seven suspects are aged between 21 and 61. They are expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo and Outjo magistrates’ courts this week.
Police investigations continue.