Men in cannabis case back in court at Keetmanshoop

16 Apr 2019 18:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 16 APR (NAMPA) – Two men arrested in March this year with cannabis weighing 430 grams made a brief court appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
The accused persons, Ludwig Jonker, 41, and Johannes Visagie, 47, appeared before Magistrate Philanda Christiaan, who postponed their case to 18 July this year for further police investigation.
During court proceedings on Tuesday, State representative Marlon Adams informed the magistrate that laboratory results were not yet available.
When they appeared in court for the first time on 13 March this year, the duo were denied bail because Jonker has a pending drug case in which he was out on bail of N.dollars 3 000.
In that case, 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 two were however granted bail of N.dollars 2 500 each on 18 March 2019 on condition that they report themselves to the Keetmanshoop Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 08h00 and 17h00.
They are represented by privately instructed defence lawyer, Percy McNally.
It is alleged that Jonker and Visagie were arrested at the Tseiblaagte residential area on 10 March with the cannabis valued at N.dollars 4 300 after the vehicle they were driving in was stopped and searched by members of the Namibian Police Force’s Drug Law Enforcement Unit.