09 Jul 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JUL (NAMPA) - Six people were arrested by the Namibian Police Force's (NamPol) Drugs Law Enforcement Unit at Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Katima Mulilo while in possession of illegal drugs over the weekend.
NamPol Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said in a media statement availed to Nampa here on Sunday afternoon that the group was arrested during police operations conducted at the three towns between Friday and Saturday.
It is reported that a 37-year-old man was arrested at Mondesa, Swakopmund, on Friday between 16h00 and 17h00 when 72 parcels of cannabis valued at N.dollars 153 300 were found at his house during the police operation.
Another man and resident of Mondesa (age not given) was also arrested on the day after he was found in possession of 12 mandrax tablets valued at N.dollars 700 at his place.
A third man, 32, was also arrested in Mondesa after he was found with six mandrax tablets valued at N.dollars 150.
The fourth suspected drug dealer, a woman (57), was arrested after she was found in possession of 12 bankies of cannabis valued at N.dollars 600 at a house in Kuisebmund residential area, Walvis Bay.
A fifth suspected drug dealer, 26, was also arrested at Walvis Bay after he was found with two bankies of cannabis valued at N.dollars 100.
The police at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region said a Zambian, 27, was arrested on Friday at the town while allegedly dealing in drugs after he was found with 175 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 1 750.
In an unrelated development, the Rundu police in Kavango East reported that two men aged 35 and 54 were arrested on Friday after they were found in possession of three unpolished diamond stones.
The value of the confiscated stones is yet to be determined.
Police investigations continue in connection with all the above-mentioned criminal cases.
Meanwhile, the Okahao police in Omusati Region have opened a docket of inquest following the drowning of a 16-month-old baby girl, Julia Nelago Magano Johnanes, on Saturday at about 17h00 in Oshitunda village in the Okahao Constituency.
It is alleged she was found by her mother, drowned in a bucket of water, at their traditional kitchen in their homestead.
The next of kin were informed and police investigations continue.