Man arrested for growing marijuana in Swakopmund’s DRC

05 Nov 2017 15:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 05 NOV (NAMPA) - A 28-year-old man was arrested by the Namibian Police on Friday for growing marijuana at his residence in Swakopmund’s DRC informal settlement.
He is charged with dealing in and cultivation of cannabis plants.
A crime report issued by Erongo Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Sunday said the man was found in possession of 24 cannabis plants, seven big and four small batches of cannabis and one packet of cannabis seeds.
Iikuyu said the street value of the drug and seeds is yet to be determined.
He is expected to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In another report from Henties Bay, Iikuyu said a 43-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for possession of a beef carcass and a rifle without legal documents for either.
“He is a fugitive from an Usakos rape case, as such he will be taken to Usakos to be charged and to appear in court,” said Iikuyu.
The suspect is also expected to appear in Swakopmund on Monday in connection with possession of the carcass worth N.dollars 8 000 and rifle which were found in the boot of a sedan he was in with two other men.
Iikuyu said the other two men, who are known suspects, jumped out of the vehicle and ran away when the police stopped the vehicle.
“The animal is suspected to have been stolen in the area of Uis, Tubusis and Okombahe. The owner of the firearm found with the suspect is known, he will be charged for irresponsible handling of the gun,” reads the police report.