Two young women arrested with drugs

28 Feb 2016 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 28 FEB (NAMPA) – Two women were arrested in Walvis Bay on Saturday with drugs estimated worth more than N.dollars 15 000.
The arrest took place in the early hours of Saturday along Brandberg Street in the Sea Point location of Kuisebmund.
Inspector Slogan Matheus from the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) said at a media briefing on Sunday the suspects, aged 18 and 22, were found with cannabis, suspected mandrax tablets and crack cocaine. The cannabis has a street value of about N.dollars 6 757; while the 83 mandrax tablets are worth N.dollars 8 300, The crack cocaine need to be weighed to determine the street value.
The suspects will appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In another incident, two trial-awaiting prisoners escaped from the Bethanie Police holding cells in the //Kharas Region on Saturday. It is alleged the inmates cut the burglar bars of the holding cell, jumped over the wall and escaped.
The two escapees are 53-year-old Klaas Homgob, who is facing charges of rape and robbery; and 27-year-old Elvis Plaatjie, who is facing charges of murder and robbery.
The police are appealing to the residents of Bethanie to assist the police to re-arrest the escapees. “No one should attempt to make the arrests themselves,” warned Matheus.
Meanwhile, the Wanaheda Police in Windhoek are investigating an attempted murder case after a 28-year-old man was shot with a pistol in the left knee.
It is alleged that the 44-year-old suspect drove into the house of the victim along Ongwediva Street in Havana residential area on Friday evening. The victim and four friends then attacked the suspect, who then pulled out a 9-millimetre pistol and shot the victim in his left leg.
The suspect will appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.