South African arrested at Gobabis with 'Cat' worth N$100 000

19 Jun 2016 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) - A South African national was Wednesday arrested by police at Gobabis after he was found in illegal possession of 200 grams of Methcathenine drugs worth about N.dollars 100 000.
The Methcathenine substance is also known as 'Cat' and is a cheaper version of cocaine.
NamPol spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi told a media conference here on Sunday that 47-year-old Kiewiet Plaatjies appeared in the Gobabis Magistrate's Court on Friday.
Plaatjies remains in police custody with no option to post bail and is scheduled to appear again in the Gobabis Magistrate's Court 17 August this year.
In an unrelated development, another South African citizen collapsed and died in the vicinity of the Ais-Ais holiday resort in the //Kharas Region on Friday.
Police say the 54-year-old South African was walking with a friend when he suddenly placed his hand on his chest and collapsed.
He died instantly.
It is suspected the deceased suffered a heart attack.
Police investigations continue to determine the exact circumstances that led to this sudden death.
His identity cannot be made public at this moment as the police are yet to formally inform his relatives.
(NAMPA)
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