Judgement date set for Angolans found with millions

21 Feb 2017 20:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 21 FEB (NAMPA) - A sentencing date for three Angolan nationals found in possession of more than N.dollars 2 million at Otjiwarongo in September 2015, was on Tuesday set for 27 February 2017.
Feliuano Abilio, 33; Francisco Sossingo, 25; and Joaquim Antonio, 35 on Tuesday appeared before the Otjiwarongo Regional Magistrate, Marilize du Plessis for continuation of trial.
Abilio, Sossingo and Antonio were accused by the State of contravening Sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 29 of 2004 (POCA), which deals with money laundering and the acquisition of proceeds under unlawful activities.
The three were also accused of contravening Section 2(1) that deals with local and foreign money exchange control regulations.
The State in addition charged the trio with having committed fraud for failure to present themselves to a Namibian immigration official at the Oshikango Border Post when they entered and exited Namibia.
The three men are remanded in custody at the Otjiwarongo police holding cells.
They were caught at the Otjiwarongo-Otavi police roadblock carrying an amount of N.dollars 1 740 000 on 22 September 2015.
The next day, the Otjozondjupa police recovered another N.dollars 280 000 stashed in their socks and pants bringing the total amount to N.dollars 2 020 000.