Police deal with numerous drug cases over past week

22 Sep 2017 18:10pm
OSHAKATI, 22 SEP (NAMPA) – The Namibian police are investigating a case involving a bag of mandrax tablets discovered hidden behind one of the rooms at the customs offices at Gobabis on Thursday.
A daily crime report issued on Friday says that about 6 875 mandrax tablets valued at N.dollars 825 000 were found in a bag by customs officials.
It is suspected that a truck driver was involved in hiding this bag before taking the truck to be scanned.
No arrests have been made yet, however, police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, at Otjiwarongo another case of dealing in mandrax and cannabis has been reported, after a police search at a residence in Orwetoveni location discovered two mandrax tablets, 70 small parcels of cannabis and cash of N.dollars 360 on Wednesday.
According to police, the total value of the substances found has not yet been determined.
Three suspects, of ages 62, 63 and 27 were arrested.
In another case, a 67-year-old man was arrested in Katutura after he was reportedly found in possession of the same drug.
The suspect was allegedly found in possession of 526 mandrax tablets valued at N.dollars 31 560 during a police operation.
In a separate incident, a 29-year-old Congolese man was arrested on Wednesday after he too was found in possession of 10 doses of cocaine powder.
The man was arrested at a residence in Katutura’s Shanghai Street, following a police search.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old banker at Grootfontein Standard Bank was arrested in connection with N.dollars 1 240 000 missing from the bank.
The money was reportedly stolen via electronic transfers between 11 September 2017 and 19 September 2017.
An amount of N.dollars 984 000 was recovered, following police investigations.
The suspect who appeared in court on Friday was granted bail. The case has been postponed to 08 November this year.
Police investigations continue.