Man caught with smuggled medicine from Angola

Staff Writer

39-year-old Raul Zecca, a Namibian male was caught red-handed by the Namibian Police with pharmaceutical products that were smuggled from Angola into Namibia without a licence.

Zecca, is a resident of Orutjandja residential area in Opuwo in the Kunene Region.

Omusati regional crime investigations coordinator Deputy Commissioner Moses Simaho said the suspect was found in possession of pharmaceutical products for which he failed to provide a legal permit.

In addition, he also failed to declare other goods that he smuggled into the country with customs.

The police discovered Cypoheptadine Hydrochloride Tablets BP, Gyprone Plus Cypoheptadine, Gyprone Plus Cypoheptadine, Cyproheptadia BP, Diclofenac Diethylamine,

Relief Tablets, Ampicillic Capsules, Luvnext Sildenafil Citrate Tablets, Norfloxacin Tablets, Diclofenac Potassium Tablets for females, Diclofenac Potassium Tablets for males, Co-

Trimoxazole, Gentamic eye or ear drops, Nexagrip Antigrip Caplets, Diclofenac Sodium Tablets, Diclofenac Sodium & Paracetamol Tablets, Boss-Man Plus Sildenafil, Diclofenac

Potassium Tablets and Hydrochloride lightening Cream.

In addition to the pharmaceuticals the suspect was also found with four pairs of Havaina sandals, six pants, one pair of white shoes and a bundle of clothes.

The value of the contraband could not be determined.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, April 06 2022 at around 09:00 at Otjihitwa village in the Ruacana Constituency in the Omusati Region.

He appeared before Outapi Magistrate’s Court yesterday and the case has been postponed to 8 June 2022 for further investigations.

He was denied bail and remains in police custody.

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