Men arrested with cannabis denied bail at Keetmanshoop

13 Mar 2019 17:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 13 MAR (NAMPA) – Two men arrested on Monday here with cannabis weighting 430 kilogrammes were on Wednesday denied bail in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court.

The accused persons, Ludwig Jonker (41) and Johannes Visagie (47), made their first court appearance before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed their case to 16 April this year to allow for further police investigations.

State representative, Frederick van der Colf informed the court that the State opposes the granting of bail because Jonker has a pending drug case before the court, in which he was out on N.dollars 3 000 bail.

Jonker appeared before court on 06 February after he was arrested with 50 full Mandrax tablets valued at N.dollars 5 000 on 05 February this year.

The State representative also informed the court that a warrant of arrest was issued for Jonker on a traffic ticket.

The two were represented by privately instructed defence lawyer, Percy McNally and were told of their right to bring a formal bail application.

The duo were arrested at the Tseiblaagte residential area on Monday afternoon with cannabis valued at N.dollars 4 300 after the motor vehicle they were driving in was stopped and searched by members of the Namibian Police Force’s Drug Unit.

Jonker and Visagie are remanded in custody at the police holding cells in Keetmanshoop until his next court appearance.