A JOINT operation between undercover police officers from the Otjozondjupa and Erongo regions saw the arrest of a drug dealer in Swakopmund that had dagga worth almost N$1.4 million in his possession.
According to an incident report provided by the Public Relations Division of the Namibian Police, the suspect is a 31-year-old Congolese national who already has another drug possession charge pending against him.
The previous case against the Congolese man stems from an arrest in Swakopmund during 2019 when Drug Law Enforcement Sub-Division officers found the man with one gram of cocaine powder worth N$500 in his possession.
The report states that when undercover officers arrested the suspect on Tuesday he had 27 kilograms of dagga that was packed in various bags, in his possession.
According to the report, the latest arrest took place at a housing complex in Nelson Mandela Street in Swakopmund on Tuesday morning around 08:40.
“Members of the Drug Law Enforcement Sub-Division in the Otjozondjupa and Erongo regions kept the suspect under surveillance since his previous arrest in 2019. The covert surveillance resulted in the successful arrest,” the report states.
The incident report states that the 27 kilograms of dagga found in the suspect’s possession have a value of N$1.35 million.