NamPol intercepts truck with drugs

07 May 2016 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 07 MAY (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Thursday intercepted a truck carrying drugs worth N.dollars 109 230 in the northern industrial area of the capital.
Members of NamPol’s Drug Law Enforcement Unit tracked the truck belonging to Rix Transport from Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek, and intercepted it along Anton Rupert Street at about 11h40.
NamPol spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus said in a media statement issued Friday, the 43-year-old truck driver claimed he was given the parcels in Johannesburg to deliver it to a woman in Katutura.
The police found two separate sealed boxes that contained 1 013 mandrax tablets worth N.dollars 60 780; and cannabis weighing 4 845 grams valued at N.dollars 48 450.
The truck driver and the intended recipient, a 46-year-old South African woman, were arrested.
They are due to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.