Two men arrested for cannabis possession denied bail

11 Jun 2019 11:00am
RUNDU, 11 JUN (NAMPA) – Two men arrested for the alleged possession of cannabis worth N.dollars 456 000, were on Monday denied bail after making their first appearance in the Rundu Magistrate Court.
The two accused persons, Agastinus Kambonde, (38) and Batista John Batista (36), were denied bail when they appeared before magistrate Sonia Sampofu.
Kambonde and Batista were arrested on Friday at a local guesthouse, when they allegedly tried to sell the drugs to an undercover member of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Rundu.
According to a police report availed to the media by NamPol spokesperson, chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi, the two were apprehended at around 13h45 at a local guesthouse trying to sell the drugs to the undercover police officer.
The drugs weighed about 45 600 kilogrammes, with a street value of N.dollars 456 000.
The two accused persons were charged with dealing in dependence-producing substances and their case was postponed to 13 August 2019 for further police investigations.
Prosecutor Steven Haradöeb represented the State in the matter.