SA man arrested with cannabis denied bail

07 Dec 2018 17:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 07 DEC (NAMPA) - A South African man arrested with cannabis worth more than N.dollars 2 million was denied bail in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Celumusa Ndebele, 36, made his first court appearance before Assistant Magistrate Cornelius Cloete, who denied bail because police investigations are at an early stage and because it is not in the interest of the administration of justice for bail to be granted.
Bail was also refused because the accused is not a Namibian citizen and has no fixed residential address. Cloete in addition took the value of the cannabis into account.
He then postponed his case to 25 January 2019 for further police investigations and for the accused to apply for legal aid.
The State was represented by Marlon Adams.
Ndebele was arrested at the Keetmanshoop police roadblock with cannabis weighing 244 kilogrammes on Thursday.
The cannabis, valued at N.dollars 2.4 million, was found when the truck he was driving was searched.
The truck entered Namibia from South Africa through the Ariamsvlei border post, but it was not detected there.
The Namibian Police Force’s //Kharas Regional Commander, Commissioner Rudolf Isaak told the media the truck was transporting ice cream, milk and fish to Windhoek.