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Several drug dealers arrested at the coast

Several drug dealers arrested at the coast

Niël Terblanché

THE 60-year-old Monika Mokhatu was one of four suspects arrested in focussed operations by the drug law enforcement division of the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region in the past week.
Mokhatu was arrested at a house in Theo-Ben Gurirab Street in Walvis Bay after police officers found one and a half Mandrax tablets as well as five grams of dagga in her possession. The value of the illicit drugs is estimated to be N$300.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, officers raided house number R1087 last Wednesday at about 14:15 and Mokhatu was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs.

She made her first appearance on the charge in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court.
The 25-year-old Johannes Thomas was arrested at a house in Nathaniel Maxuilili Street in the Kusiebmond suburb of Walvis Bay later on the same day after police officers found 88 units of crack cocaine, also known as rocks, and three small bags of dagga, also known as bankies, in his possession.
According to Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu the value of the confiscated drugs is estimated to be about N$8 950.
Thomas was charged with possession and dealing in illicit drugs and also made his first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Two men, the 33-year-old Douglas Tsuseb and the 26-year-old Markus !Owos-Oab were arrested on Thursday in the DRC Location of the Mondesa suburb of Swakopmund when they were found in possession of 17 brown paper bags or ballies of dagga, 15 smaller bags or bankies of dagga and three full, two half and ten quarter Mandrax tablets.
The value of the illegal drugs are still has to be determined.
The two suspects made their first appearance on charges of possession and dealing in illicit drugs in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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