Drug suspects denied bail

23 Jul 2018 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 JUL (NAMPA) – The four people arrested in Windhoek after being found in possession of drugs worth N.dollars 200 000, were denied bail in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
British national Lee Douglas Jenkins, 19; Wesley Welgemoed, 19, from South Africa; German national Verena Sazmann, 30; and Buruxa Butkus, a 30-year-old Namibian, were arrested in Kleine Kuppe on Friday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi in a media statement said they were denied bail and remanded in custody until 07 September 2018 to allow for further police investigations.
Members of NamPol’s Drug Law Enforcement Unit in the early hours of Friday arrested the four suspects with various types of drugs in their possession.
“They raided the house of an alleged drug dealer and confiscated skunk, MDMA, LSD, Ecstasy, magic mushrooms, cocaine, Cat (methcathinone), Schedule Five medicines, steroids, needles and other medicines,” an earlier statement said.
A firearm and ammunition, as well as a cellphone were also confiscated.
The suspects were charged with dealing, possession and transportation of drugs, assaulting a police officer by pointing a firearm at him, as well as attempting to escape from lawful custody.
Other charges in terms of the Medicines and Pharmacy Act and Prevention of Organised Crime Act were also added to the charges.
Police investigations continue.