NamPol nab 176 for drug possession in May

09 Jun 2019 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JUN (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) arrested 176 suspects in connection with the possession of illicit drugs worth N.dollars 1.1 million in May 2019 in all regions of the country.
According to a media statement issued by NamPol spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi on Saturday, the haul of N.dollars 1 126 150 drugs seized include dried cannabis worth N.dollars 835 800 and 30 cannabis plants valued at N.dollars 300.
They also confiscated 549 Mandrax tablets of N.dollars 65 880 as well as 802 units of crack cocaine estimated at N.dollars 80 200. Cocaine powder came in at 180 grams worth N.dollars 90 000 alongside 991 counterfeit ‘Yes’ cigarette packets costing N.dollars 53 970.
Among those arrested were 165 Namibians, one Zambian, two South Africans, four Tanzanians, three Angolans and one Congolese national.
Shikwambi added that a parent was arrested on 28 May 2019 after a minor child was caught selling drugs at a primary school in Katutura.
The parent was arrested as he allegedly gave the child the drugs.
The suspect appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court, paid N.dollars 600 bail and the case was postponed to 14 June 2019 for further investigations.
The police warned parents to be alert and refrain from using drugs as their children will emulate their conduct.
“Drugs can be very destructive to society, especially to children,” Shikwambi noted.
NamPol further urged community members to report drug dealers to the nearest police station.