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Suspected drug dealers arrested

Suspected drug dealers arrested

Niël Terblanché


THE Namibian Police gained some ground in the battle against the proliferation of illicit drugs in Namibia with the arrest of several suspected drug dealers.


In one incident members of the Drug Law Enforcement Sub Division arrested a 26-year-old man in the Mondesa residential area of Swakopmund after he found to be in possession of a large amount of dagga.


The young man had one big bag, also known as a bankie, and 24 smaller bankies in his possession when he was arrested on Friday evening at around 18:30.


The value of the drugs is estimated at N$3 900and the suspect s set to make an appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession and dealing in illicit drugs on Monday.


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ILLICIT DRUGS: Dagga confiscated from a suspected drug dealer in Swakopmund over the weekend. – Photo: Courtesy of the NamPol Erongo


The police in Outjo arrested a 25-year-old woman on Friday after investigating officers found her in possession of 35 packets of dagga. The officers also found some loose strands of the weed in her possession.


The suspected drug dealer is set to make her first appearance on charges of possession and dealing in illicit drugs in the Outjo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.


The value of the dagga has not been determined yet.


Focussed police operations in Khorixas led to the arrest of two men who were busy smoking dagga with a broken bottleneck on Saturday evening.


A further search of the men during the arrest found that the suspects were also in possession of mandrax tablets.


The men were caught red-handed while they were busy smoking a combination of the dagga and the mandrax and the arresting officers also confiscated three and a quarter of the tablets they had in their possession.


Both suspects are set to appear on a charge of possession of illicit drugs in the Khorixas Magistrate’s Court on Monday.


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